Kaspersky reports 14 000 daily UK gaming malware attacks

According to Kaspersky Lab, its researchers have discovered that there are now more than 14 557 gaming malware attacks a day being reported in the UK alone.

And, says the IT security vendor, its latest Global Research & Analysis Team (GReAT) report shows that the estimated number of unreported cases is even higher.

This latest figure, says the company, illustrates the potential dangers for online gamers all over the world, as cybercriminals have discovered a profitable field of activity within the gaming community – and are always on the lookout for new victims.

To ensure safe online gaming, Kaspersky recommends that every user should install an anti-virus software solution.

Extra features such as the 'game mode' in Kaspersky Internet Security 2011, says the IT security vendor, enable not only safe, but also smooth gameplay.

This feature is billed as allowing players to enjoy uninterrupted game time while still running an effective virus protection solution.

From this Wednesday until Saturday, Kaspersky Lab will be at gamescom 2010 in Cologne, Germany, where its staff will be providing information on the current malware and identity threats facing gamers.

 

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