Gaming is booming. That’s catnip for cybercriminals

Cybersecurity firms have warned that cybercrime in gaming has increased substantially since the start of the pandemic.

Justin Cappos, NYU Tandon associate professor and member of NYU Center for Cybersecurity, said one thing that makes the gaming industry vulnerable is that developers are not hired to create secure software: “If you are writing code that is meant for security, you often will spend a lot of time checking certain aspects to make sure everything is OK. You probably won’t have that same way of working through things if your primary goal, the main thing you care about, is to be fast.”