Future Directions in Tech Crime
Your virtual assets are at risk.
MetaSecurity reports on a study done by the Australian Institute of Criminology which takes a hard look at where virtual crime is heading.
The availability of a market for virtual goods trading (e.g. http://www.itembay.com.tw/) provides criminals with financial incentives to offend. Organised criminal groups and hackers are targeting MMOG and MMORPG sites to steal gamers usernames, passwords, credit-card numbers, and virtual game pieces and accessories. Stolen virtual characters are then sold to the original owners or to other players (Ortega 2006).
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