On the internet, online gaming has become a widely popular pastime. However, cyber security risks in online games have proliferated in recent years.
Common cybersecurity issues include information disclosure and cyber-attacks. These issues will directly or indirectly cause economic losses to gamers. It is important to understand cyber security risks, and guard against system intruders that exploit security vulnerabilities.
The biggest risks of online gaming include:
- Viruses, malware, ransomware, spyware
- Trojan horses, computer worms
- Identity theft
- Account takeover
- Data breaches
- DDoS attacks
Gaming companies can enhance the stability and security of their network or gaming system by enabling two-factor authentication to protect against identity theft, and complying with PCI regulations to protect financial information. Additionally, encrypting databases to protect sensitive information from being disclosed to unauthorized parties, ensures confidentiality.