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7 Common Online Gaming Cybersecurity Risks



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When it comes to online gaming, cybersecurity risks abound. This can be attributed to the fact that online gaming gained global recognition, generating vast sums of money and attracting the attention of hackers. Cybercrime has become so widespread that it is expensive for both the players and companies in the gaming industry. In this article, we’ll outline common online gaming security risks.

1.     Phishing

When it comes to social engineering attacks, phishing is the most common form. Criminals build a replica of a popular online game website, then send emails and messages to gamers urging them to either validate their accounts or change their passwords. They use lies and psychological tricks to manipulate their target to divulge confidential information or perform specific actions.

Once the gamer falls for this, the scammers steal their login credentials and get complete access to their account.  The phisher can also get access to some vital information from the player’s information in their account and use it for extortion or fraudulent activities.

2.     Data theft

Online gaming platforms accumulate tons of personal data from their subscribers; hence hackers target the players’ accounts. Gamers’ accounts will have confidential information about their location, media involvement, and payment details for the subscriptions.

Weak security systems of gaming platforms may lead to data security breaches, and in turn, extensive exposure of confidential clients’ information. Hackers use this personal information to infiltrate the player’s financial assets and privacy.

3.     Weak validation process

Multiplayer online games will require a unique password to function, and gamers struggle with password mismanagement. This sees gamers forcibly recall and manage many passwords, which can compromise older games since they can be without updates for years.

Since some games reveal the player’s username and scores, data thieves can use this to choose who to target and use the username details to hack into their accounts. The frail validation process makes it easy for hackers to gain access.

4.     Ransomware

Hackers have been targeting online games providers of all sizes with Ransomware attacks. They usually use purpose-built malware on the target website, lock their network, and encrypt their data. After that, the Ransomware displays a message on the website demanding payment from the gaming provider to restore access. The downside with this is that ransom payment does not always guarantee access restoration.

5.     Spyware

Spyware is a common cyber security issue. Hackers use spyware schemes, especially on those untrustworthy online gaming platforms, without the players’ knowledge. The spyware monitors and records the actions and movements of the players on the internet, and then sells this information to third parties. This is the ultimate breach of privacy.

6.     Trojan malware and computer viruses

Computer viruses are a prevalent form of cybercrime. Players suffer this when they play from unprotected websites, download rogue attachments, or respond to in-game communications. The Trojan viruses are engineered to look like the real software and deceive the player into downloading them or clicking on links. Trojans analyze the player’s password and other information, then send the data back to the hacker to complete the hack.

7.     Trolling and bullying

Most online games have a text or voice-based feature that players use to communicate with each other. Unfortunately, some players can lose it as they battle online and use the chat feature to troll and bully online competitors. These indecent chats can be uncomfortably personal, especially the one dedicated to the virtual life of an online character.


Online gaming is all fun until you experience cybercrime. Be on the lookout for these common cybersecurity risks, so you can get to enjoy your favorite online games without giving the hackers an avenue to ruin your moment.

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iSoftBet launches customisable Jackpot Tool to take brands to the next level



iSoftBet launches customisable Jackpot Tool to take brands to the next level
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iSoftBet has launched Jackpot Tool, its flagship, data-driven, customisable player engagement solution that operators can tailor and apply to over 8,000 games including 150 top-performing iSoftBet titles to elevate engagement campaigns and enhance the player experience.

iSoftBet recently carried out comprehensive qualitative market research, focused on real money player focus groups seeking opinions on how engagement tools fit into existing gameplay today, and how they enhance the user experience.

It concluded that two main areas should be highlighted by providers: the value of a customised offering and giving players a choice.

Jackpot Tool enables operators to stand out in a highly competitive market, reduce internal investment, set budget controls and analyse player data to monitor and optimise performance thanks to its comprehensive back office. Jackpot Tool gives operators unlimited flexibility, improving gaming experiences for visible results.

Using the tool iSoftBet customers can create and configure any type of jackpot for any customer requirement. This ranges from progressive, multi-level and VIP to promotional and time and/or event based as well as include a host of configurable triggers and settings including hot jackpots, player targeting, cross licensee and much more.

During phase one of launch iSoftBet’s Jackpot Tool has proven to significantly boost player engagement generating 35% more spins on games with the tool compared to games without, while it also saw a 350% uplift in bets and 150% increase in active players.

Andrew Bonnici, Chief Product Officer, iSoftBet, said: “Creating great games is no longer enough. Today’s players demand amazing experiences and our new customisable Jackpot Tool, alongside our suite of advanced player engagement solutions, significantly elevates and enhances operator offerings and the customer experience.

“With players’ behaviour in mind, we have created a series of easy to integrate, customised solutions that present both choice and added value, keeping the players engaged and providing them with the experiences they want.”

Jackpot Tool is one of many iSoftBet player engagement solutions that includes Tournaments, Achievements, Free Rounds and Real-Time Data solutions.

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Triple Cherry secures new slots partnership with 888



Triple Cherry secures new slots partnership with 888
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Triple Cherry, the Spanish video slots provider, is delighted to announce a new partnership with 888, one of the world’s leading online betting and gaming companies, to launch its leading slot content on 888casino.

The partnership will see 888casino host a selection of Triple Cherry’s premium slots titles which have a diverse range of features, graphics and sounds, providing players with an enriching and exciting gaming experience. This includes fan favourites such as Mega Chef, Monsters Fear Bullets and Thunder Rock. This adds to 888casino’s existing portfolio of industry-leading games and content.

Juan Antonio, CEO of Triple Cherry, said: “We are very excited to be partnering with 888, one of the world’s leading online betting and gaming companies. Making our range of quality games available to 888casino customers is a major milestone for our business and will give us further momentum for expansion.

Talya Benyamini, VP B2C Casino at 888, commented: “We are excited to be partnering with Triple Cherry to strengthen our product offering for our casino customers. Triple Cherry’s exciting and dynamic slots titles will add to our existing portfolio of casino games, helping us to continue delivering on our commitment to offering an entertaining and varied gaming experience for players. We look forward to building on this partnership in thefuture.”

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Reading Time: 2 minutes is a Portuguese online casino, based in Espinho, and the company highlights the new creations of the Portuguese company Darwin, from ‘Banca Francesa’, the classic Portuguese game of casinos, to the card game ‘Blackjack’.

SOLVERDE.PT, the Portuguese online casino, announces the launch of new games by Portuguese company Darwin, the casino games production studio.

The Portuguese company Darwin started producing games for SOLVERDE.PT in 2019 and distinguished itself by the innovation of its offer, namely: a realistic version of ‘Banca Francesa’, the classic Portuguese casino game; and six versions of the ‘Blackjack’ card game; as well as a series of slot machines aiming at product disruption.

“Darwin bets on the versatility, and at the same time, the simplicity of the game mechanisms. And the goal is always the same: to optimize the gaming systems so that, from any mobile device, the best experience is possible”, says Sílvia Meneses, Head of Casino da is the Portuguese online casino with more games available on a single platform: 1300 games. In 2021, the company decided to continue to diversify its entertainment offer, one of the keys to SOLVERDE.PT’s success, in a highly competitive market where creativity and innovation are differentiating factors. This year, the company released 359 new games, with 33 games added only last month. The inevitable highlight is slot machines, which remain the Portuguese’s favorite gaming modality – according to the latest data from the Gaming Regulation and Inspection Service (SRIJ), 76% of Portuguese who play online casino choose slot machines.

“It is with great pride that we reached the 1300 games mark, a growth that has been made alongside a number of studios such as Darwin, which has fully captured the interest of Portuguese players. The online casino is an increasingly competitive market in Portugal and we believe that while our offer stands out for its innovation, we will always be one step ahead”, concludes Américo Loureiro, Director of SOLVERDE.PT.

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