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Dark Web creating ‘thriving criminal ecosystem’ around ‘Fortnite’


In a report entitled “Carding and the Digital Gaming Industry”, SixGill lays out the process that criminals use to turn stolen credit cards into cash with the help of Epic Games’ Fortnite. — Bloomberg

In a report entitled “Carding and the Digital Gaming Industry”, SixGill lays out the process that criminals use to turn stolen credit cards into cash with the help of Epic Games’ Fortnite. — Bloomberg

LOS ANGELES: Criminals are turning to videogame mega-hit Fortnite and its 200 million players as an easy way to launder cash from stolen credit cards, according to cyber intelligence firm SixGill. 

Fortnite’s format and popularity have drawn the attention of cybercriminals, and resulted in a thriving criminal eco-system around the game,” according to a report by the company. “As the game’s popularity increases and the financial system around it becomes more diverse, fraud involving games such as Fortnite is likely to become more prevalent.” 

   

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