Famous Ex-Hacker Warns “Gamers at Risk With Any Online Gaming Console”

In an interview with IndustryGamers, ex-top computer hacker, Gregory Evans is warns gamers that they’re still not safe on PlayStation Network. The famous ex-hacker and author of eight books on computer security and identity theft, spent two years in federal prison and paid $10 million for hacking into major companies like AT&T, MCI and Worldcom for his past hacking history. Evans now works at an international security company and helps Fortune 500 companies protect themselves hackers.

Evans explained in the interview that while big corporations get hacked every day, only 17 % of them report  it due to fear of negative publicity.

Evans also explained that it’s not just Sony gamers that are at risk but anyone who has any online gaming console like Xbox or Wii. “Nothing’s 100 percent secure. Even if Sony had never been hacked, when anybody goes online to do anything, play games, search the Internet… you’re always taking a risk that somebody might get your information.

“When you’re connected to your Wi-Fi and you’re playing online games it’s opening up hundreds of ports. Each one of those ports is like a door that a hacker can use to bypass your firewall and get into your computer. In the gaming community, most people don’t even know this is happening. They just think I’m going online to play games and everything’s fine. They may not think about security because they have a firewall on their Linksys or DLink router that they bought at Radio Shack for $30 or $40,” warns Evans

You can read the interesting full interview at IndustryGamers.


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