In December of 2016, Nintendo launched a program with HackerOne, a service that provides bounties ranging from $100 to $20,000 for finding bugs and exploits, in order to stamp them out on the 3DS. This program has since been extended to the Switch, and so far has awarded three people with bounties. While some members…
On a recent trip to Disney World, I had an unusual experience. I rode a ride. It broke. We were evacuated, and a few minutes later, I got a picture on my phone. It was an empty raft sliding down Splash Mountain, taken at precisely the moment I was walking down the emergency stairwell. It was weird.
In many ways, the Wii U was a flop. Passionate modders haven’t given up on the system, however. Instead, many have spent the the last two years breathing new life into the neglected console, hacking new characters, new levels, and new modes into their favorite games. As far as the modding community is concerned,…
Kephrii is a competitive Overwatch player known for being one of the best Widowmakers in the world. Last weekend, he hopped into a match where he found another Widowmaker player also using the handle Kephrii—and that player happened to be a hacker.
In a now-famous Overwatch video, a Korean player is banned mid-match because of his shameless hacking. He’s streaming himself as Widowmaker, effortlessly flinging himself across the map and landing perfect headshots in-air. A Hanzo approaches, and in a moment, he’s gone. Widowmaker’s crosshairs, which were feet away…
Overwatch cheaters on PC have a new trick up their sleeves. It’s called “nuking,” and it’s essentially a targeted form of a DDOS attack that slows matches to a crawl, sometimes to the point that players can’t even report the infraction.
The ESEA is an esports community that runs a popular online Counter-Strike league. In late December, its security got breached in a big way. Now the details of that breach are coming to light, with 1.5 million users affected after the ESEA refused to pay a hacker $100,000.
It was only a matter of time before people found a way to hack Nintendo’s NES Classic, and that time has come. Earlier this week, modders trading tips on a Russian forum discovered a way to add ROMs to add extra games to the system that was previously limited to only thirty.
In a video from December 30, 2016, CNN used footage from Fallout’s hacking mini-game as B-roll to illustrate reports of recent, real-life hacks committed by the Russian government.
For years, Pokémon fans have begged developers Game Freak to let monsters follow the player around in the overworld, as Heart Gold and Soul Silver once did. Well, it looks like that feature is actually contained within the files of Pokémon Sun and Moon.
Overwatch got an update yesterday. The biggest addition was a new control map on the test server where you can play in traffic. However, a major wave of bans came alongside the update as well, with some players complaining that it seems to have caught previously undetectable cheat programs.
The San Francisco Municipal Railway, or Muni for short, appears to have been hacked on Saturday after reports surfaced that terminals throughout various stations were displaying “You hacked. All data encrypted.”
Pokémon Sun and Moon may not be out yet, but a cheating scene is already starting to form around them. Don’t be surprised if, from day one, you might have to look closely to determine whether or not traded monsters are actually legit.
Pokémon Sun and Moon’s special 3DS demo may not be out in all regions yet, but data miners are already hard at work extracting as much information as they can from the uploaded eShop files. (SPOILERS)
What do you do with your old Game Boy? Some of us try and boot it up for the first time in decades, while others look at this brick that we played with in our childhood and make something of it.
Looks like some banned Overwatch players might be reacting a little more poorly than we’d first thought, with a DDoS attack knocking the game—and by extension a lot of other Blizzard titles—out of service this afternoon.
A 23 year-old Australian man has avoided a prison term over his role in a series of hacks targeting League of Legends and its player database.
One of the best places to spot video game deals, Cheap Ass Gamer, has been dealing with a series of hacks. The attacker (or group) claims they’re after a child molester, but haven’t made clear why they’ve targeted CAG. The site claims passwords weren’t compromised, though emails and usernames may have been.