Esports Shock – Players Hacked Mid-Tournament

Mar 20 2024

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  • ๐Ÿ”ซ Shoot โ€™em up league cancelled following mid-game hack-attack ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ’ป

  • ๐Ÿ“ท Fujitsu admits it was hacked and customer info mayโ€™ve been stolen ๐Ÿคฆโ€โ™‚๏ธ

  • ๐Ÿ›’ E-Root admin gets 42 months jail time for selling 350k stolen credentials ๐Ÿ’ณ

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๐Ÿšจ Esports Shock: Competitive Apex Legends Players Hacked Mid-Tournament ๐ŸŽฎ

During the Apex Legends Global Series, two players encountered unexpected cheats, halting the competition.

๐ŸŒ Apex Legends Global Series: A $5 million prize pool event for the popular shooter game, Apex Legends, hosted competitive matches.

๐Ÿšจ Hacked in Action: In separate games, Genburten and ImperialHal faced sudden cheats mid-match, with "wallhacks" and "aimbots" disrupting their gameplay.

๐Ÿ“น Caught on Video: Genburten exclaimed, "Iโ€™m getting hacked, bro!" as a mysterious window titled "TSM HALAL HOOK" appeared on screen.

๐Ÿ›‘ Tournament Postponed: Organisers suspended the event, citing compromised competitive integrity. The official Apex Legends Esports account confirmed the delay.

๐Ÿ” Investigation Ongoing: Electronic Arts and Easy Anti-Cheat investigate, but details remain unclear. Easy Anti-Cheat denies a remote code execution (RCE) bug.

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Itโ€™s a potential Fujitsunami of stolen data ๐ŸŒŠ๐Ÿ—ƒ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

๐Ÿšจ Fujitsu Hit by Cyberattack: Multinational Tech Giant Warns of Data Breach ๐Ÿ›ก๏ธ

Fujitsu acknowledged a cyberattack, revealing potential theft of personal and customer data.

๐Ÿ” Malware Discovery: The company detected malware on multiple work computers, prompting immediate action and investigation.

๐Ÿ”’ Network Security Measures: Fujitsu disconnected affected systems and is probing the breach's extent and data leak possibility.

๐Ÿ”ง Details Under Wraps: The tech conglomerate didn't disclose the type of malware or specifics of the cyberattack.

๐Ÿ“„ Data at Risk: Fujitsu alerted Japan's data protection authority, anticipating stolen personal information, but the affected individuals remain unspecified.

๐ŸŒ Global Reach: With 124,000 employees worldwide, Fujitsu serves governments and private sectors globally.

โš ๏ธ Past Controversy: Recent scrutiny over its role in U.K. Post Office worker convictions adds to Fujitsu's challenges.

๐Ÿคท Silent Response: Fujitsu representatives haven't responded to inquiries from TechCrunch regarding the cyberattack.

As Fujitsu navigates this security breach, stakeholders await further updates on the impact and mitigation efforts. Stay vigilant for more developments! ๐Ÿ› ๏ธ๐ŸŒ

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Hopefully this strikes at the E-Root of the problem ๐Ÿ˜

๐Ÿšจ E-Root Marketplace Operator Receives 42-Month Prison Term โš–๏ธ

Sandu Boris Diaconu, 31, was sentenced for operating E-Root Marketplace, selling hundreds of thousands of compromised credentials.

๐Ÿ›ก๏ธ Charges: Diaconu pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit access device and computer fraud, possessing unauthorised access devices.

๐Ÿ•ต๏ธ Hidden Network: E-Root operated covertly, shielding identities of administrators, buyers, and sellers, facilitating illicit transactions.

๐Ÿ’ณ Compromised Credentials: Buyers accessed usernames and passwords for remote computer access, aiding in data theft and manipulation.

๐Ÿ’ฐ Online Payment System: E-Root utilised Perfect Money to obfuscate transaction trails, enabling Bitcoin conversions.

๐Ÿ›‘ Law Enforcement Seizure: Authorities confiscated E-Root and Perfect Money infrastructure, disrupting illegal activities.

โš ๏ธ Impact: Over 350,000 credentials were advertised, leading to ransomware attacks and identity tax fraud.

๐Ÿ” Legal Pursuit: Diaconu, arrested in the U.K. in 2021, was extradited to the U.S. in 2023 to face justice.

๐Ÿš” Ongoing Efforts: Law enforcement's crackdown on cybercrime extends to cryptocurrency scams, with $2.3 million recovered from a romance scam.

๐Ÿ” Cybersecurity Alert: Crypto phishing scams continue to target victims, resulting in significant financial losses, with over $47 million lost in February 2024 alone.

As authorities strive to combat cyber threats, vigilance and awareness remain crucial in safeguarding against digital fraud. ๐Ÿšจ๐Ÿ’ป

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