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Xbox Live among game services targeted by US and UK spy agencies

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Source: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/dec/09/nsa-spies-online-games-world-warcraft-second-life

 

NSA and GCHQ collect gamers' chats and deploy real-life agents into World of Warcraft and Second Life

 

To the National Security Agency analyst writing a briefing to his superiors, the situation was clear: their current surveillance efforts were lacking something. The agency's impressive arsenal of cable taps and sophisticated hacking attacks was not enough. What it really needed was a horde of undercover Orcs.

That vision of spycraft sparked a concerted drive by the NSA and its UK sister agency GCHQ to infiltrate the massive communities playing onlinegames, according to secret documents disclosed by whistleblower Edward Snowden.

 

here's a ludicrous claim by the agencies as i read the article folks:

Online gaming is big business, attracting tens of millions of users worldwide who inhabit their digital worlds as make-believe characters, living and competing with the avatars of other players. What the intelligence agencies feared, however, was that among these clans of elves and goblins, terrorists were lurking.

 

:rolleyes: puhleeaze

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Terrorists play wow?

Didn't know that, how would a suicide bomber handle the Garrosh fight?

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Would terrorists really use a game like World of Warcraft to communicate? That just seems kind of silly.

 

[2. Trade] [Jihadrogue]: LFM Obama, must be geared and know fights.

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LFM Obama, must be geared and know fights

*bows* that was better than mine, kudos.

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LFM Obama, must be geared and know fights

 

well said +1. this is terribly out of hand.

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