World Cup and Milan Games Week: video game football has never been as trendy as it is these days. However, we must be careful, because the attacks on FIFA 23 do not come only from the flanks, but are also computerized. The experts of Panda Security in fact, they reveal that the success of the gaming sector has fatally attracted the interest of various groups of cybercriminals.
A new trend – the experts report – concerns what are called leaks, that is to say confidential information leaked on the web. Often these refer to products that have not yet been released. A striking example, in the world of video games, is a recent leak involving the highly anticipated GTA VI by Rockstar Games. The leak of information has led to the release of more than 90 videos of a version under development of the new chapter of Grand Theft Auto.
In September, however, it was the turn of FIFA 23, which shortly before the official release was the victim of a cyber attack.
“This shows that cybercriminals focus their efforts on attacks targeting private users and businesses, based on their interests. And that they use highly developed mechanisms to infiltrate the networks of large companies, causing them damage worth millions of euros almost effortlessly,” he explains. Herve LambertGlobal Consumer Operations Manager di Panda Security.
FIFA 23 Cyber Attacks: Beware of FUT Coins
Among the targets of cybercriminals on FIFA there are certainly FUT (Fifa Ultimate Team) players, the game mode in which users can buy players (even legends) using real money through microtransactions. A real market that involves money and which obviously attracts the interest of online scammers.
Panda Security recommends making all transactions only pages verified by EA Sports e Don’t click on ads that offer FUT Coins at extremely low or unrealistic prices. “Especially when these items are offered on social media or on third-party pages where the seller asks for an advance payment,” explains Panda Security’s IT security expert. Plus, there’s the added risk of the scammer asking not just money, but also confidential information or data about personal EA Accounts.
Panda Security’s advice: here’s how to defend yourself
Panda Security’s recommendations are essentially 7: