Articles for August 2019

Ninja calls out Twitch after his dormant channel highlights porn (updated)

Ninja (aka Tyler Blevins) has largely avoided any bad blood between him and Twitch following his jump to Mixer, but that apparently didn’t last long. The well-known streamer has posted a video chastising Twitch for not only using his dormant channel to promote other streamers, but to let porn find its way into those recommendations. As esports consultant Rod Breslau observed, the number one stream on Twitch the morning of August 11th was a bootleg porn broadcast that lasted for more than two hours — imagine someone looking for Fortnite gameplay only to find X-rated material.

Source: Ninja calls out Twitch after his dormant channel highlights porn (updated)

Chinese cyber spies are stealing money from video game firms on the side | ZDNet

Researchers at FireEye say contractors working for the state-sponsored APT41 group are still targeting video games companies outside of work.

Members of a prolific state-sponsored Chinese cyber espionage operation are using their hacking skills to carry out financially motivated cyber attacks against targets around the world.

Dubbed APT41 by researchers at FireEye, the group spies on organisations worldwide across 15 sectors, including healthcare, high-tech, telecommunications and higher education.

The attacks coincide with ‘Made in China 2025’, Beijing’s strategy to push China towards producing higher value products and services – and it isn’t unknown for hackers working out of the country to attempt to steal data to help reach this goal.

Source: Chinese cyber spies are stealing money from video game firms on the side | ZDNet