GITNUX MARKETDATA REPORT 2024

Cybersecurity In The Video Game Industry Statistics

As the video game industry continues to grow, cybersecurity threats are becoming increasingly prevalent, with reported breaches and attacks on gaming companies rising in recent years.

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"A 2019 study conducted by Kaspersky Lab revealed that over a third (37%) of computers used to run video games were attacked at least once that year."

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"In 2018, the Fortnite Video Game experienced a data breach impacting 200 million players."

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"Over half (64%) of surveyed gamers have experienced some form of cyber threat, per a 2019 Kaspersky report."

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"Hackers demanded $300,000 in a ransomware attack on "Cyberpunk 2077" developer CD Projekt Red in February 2021."

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"A McAfee survey found that 75% of PC Gamers worry about the security of gaming in the future."

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"In the first half of 2020, gamers downloaded malware disguised as a popular game more than 7,000 times."

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"Steam, a leading gaming platform, faces estimated 77,000 hacking attempts every month."

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"ISP Proton reported that DDoS attacks on game servers increased by 77% in 2020."

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"Cybersecurity company Bitdefender found a 340% increase in malware targeting gamers in 2020."

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