Original title: Akamai Studies have shown that the attacks by game companies have doubled in the past year
Responsible for supporting and protecting the digital experience provider Akamai Technology (Inc. (Inc. (hereinafter referred to as Akamai)) recently released a new issue of "Internet Status" report. The report shows that the web application attacks by the game industry have increased more than doubled in the past year. The new report "Pay attention to security, let the game rebirth" pointed out that these attacks appeared after the popularity of the cloud game platform and the surge in demand.
Due to these attacks on the game industry web applications, the player account is facing the risk of being invaded by cyber criminals, which has led to the stolen personal information such as game accounts and credit card data. According to reports, by 2026, the micro -trading market is expected to reach US $ 106.02 billion, which will then become the "fat sheep" of the attacker. The report also pointed out that 37% of DDOS attacks are targeted at the game industry. This proportion is quite high, because for the second vertical industry financial industry, the DDOS attack ratio is 22%.
In addition, the report of "Pay attention to security and let the game rebirth" also draws the following important conclusions:
From the first quarter of 2021 to the first quarter of 2022, the web application attack against the game industry increased by 167%, affecting the world's millions of video game player accounts.
The United States is the main goal of attackers, followed by Switzerland, India, Japan, the United Kingdom, and other countries in Europe and Asia.
The game company is moving its business to the cloud, and this has also created a new threat for hackers.
For criminals, micro -transactions (generally in the game industry) are very attractive. They can secretly use the spending power of gamers without being discovered.
"Akamai media and entertainment senior strategist Jonathan Singer said:" With the increase and evolution of the game activities, the value brought by the damage to game activities through the network attack is also increasing. Criminal criminals usually destroy live broadcast services and use credentials to steal the game to steal the game Assets. In addition, with the expansion of the industry to the cloud game, the attackers have also discovered a new threat. Many new players have become the "fat sheep 'of the attacker. Among them, we discussed why the game industry and how to become such a global goal of attracting cyber criminals, scammers and money launders. "