When it rains, it pours: Still reeling from a GTA 6 leak over the weekend, Take-Two got nailed with another data breach. This time it was subsidiary 2K Games taking the hit when a hacker accessed an internal support account and began sending out official 2K emails with links to a phishing website. It is still unclear if Take-Two has contained the intrusion and how many customers were affected, but the entire 2K support division is shut down until further notice.
WTF?! Gamers looking to download cheats and cracks should beware of links in YouTube video descriptions. Hackers may have compromised the channels hosting the videos, turning them into vectors for spreading malware that can steal login credentials.
What just happened? Uber is investigating a cybersecurity incident that has compromised many of its internal systems, giving the hacker, who says he is just 18 years old, almost complete access to the company's network. The breach is thought to be as bad as or worse than the 2016 incident that exposed the details of 57 million customers.
In context: Nothing can ruin a multiplayer game faster than rampant cheating, so it's no surprise that developers go to great lengths to devise ways to mitigate it. One controversial method is to install kernel-mode drivers that monitor for anything that tries to tamper with the game's software. However, many players are not comfortable with granting such low-level privileges.
In brief: Several HP enterprise devices are running firmware containing as many as six unpatched security holes that allow arbitrary code execution. Some of them are at least a year old, and researchers publicly disclosed all of them over a month ago. As of this writing, all remain unpatched.
In brief: Steam users are being warned about a new attack tricking people into handing over their account credentials via a browser-in-the-browser phishing technique. Competitive and professional gamers are being targeted, as is anyone with a high-value account.
Big quote: The Federal Trade Commission asked for opinions about data economy and commercial surveillance, and former US ambassador Karen Kornbluh described the situation with grave and unambiguous words.