Twenty Years of MMORPG Hacking: Better Graphics, Same Exploits

Fundamental Security Concepts and Best Practices Every Game Developer Should Know

Gaming is now the world’s favorite form of entertainment, with Newzoo reporting that by 2023 there will be more than three billion gamers across the planet. With the growth of multiplayer games, ...

Cybersecurity in Competitive Online Gaming (Cheating, Mitigation, and Vulnerabilities)

As the competitive online gaming and eSports industries gain legitimacy by becoming more popular and attracting mainstream attention, the question of competitive integrity lingers in the back of my mind. Can the ...

Game Over: How to Stop DDoS Attacks on Online Gamers

You’re just about to take out a long-time rival, claim Victory Royale or round out a royal flush when your ping spikes or you’re DCed. Chances are you, or the You’re just ...
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How Page Integrity Manager Detects Real-World Magecart Attacks

In this blog, we will take a look at and break down a recent Magecart attack detected and mitigated by Page Integrity Manager. The impacted customer operates a large international e-commerce business ...
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Games Drive Christmas Web Traffic

If you turned on a new game console and/or downloaded video games over the holidays, you certainly weren't alone. New data from Akamai shows that game-related traffic delivered across our network was ...
Esports Hacked: An Inside Look at Cybersecurity in Gaming | Tomas Lyckedal and Jonathan Singer

Launching a New Game Studio and Planning for Growth

So, you're starting your own game studio. This is an incredible opportunity! You and your team get to start fresh and build the game of your dreams! But, let's be honest, if ...
Stuck Inside, the World Turns to Online Gaming

Stuck Inside, the World Turns to Online Gaming

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In my line of work, we talk a lot about traffic trends. They're usually predictable and based around certain events: a major trailer launch, Black Friday in the U.S, the Olympics. But ...
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Balancing Protection with Performance to Double Down on DDoS

Combating DDoS attacks with the highest quality of mitigation means having the right platform, processes, and people in place. At Akamai, we're recognized as a leader for DDoS mitigation solutions based on ...
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Death by a Thousand Cuts: Nuisance DDoS Attacks in the Games Industry

At Akamai, we talk a lot about DDoS attacks. It's because we're pretty good at handling them. We've stopped many of the world's biggest attacks. And, while less common, they get a ...
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How Criminals Attack the Games Industry

If you work in the video games industry, it's already obvious that security is a challenge, and criminals are a threat. But how much do you know about how the criminal economy ...