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Discord, a popular gaming voice chat service, was recently attacked by hackers and used to distribute various malware among their user base.
Reported by security firm Symantec in a press release, Discord’s chat servers were misused to host malware like remote access Trojans.
Discord’s user base has grown to over 11 million since their March 2015 release and has become the popular voice chat solution for gamers and live-streamers alike.
The free service allows its users to post messages and links, embed photos and video, and upload attachments using the chat feature. Attackers have been utilizing this feature to create servers and upload malicious attachments to the chat, and some attackers manually post malware to servers they’ve been invited to.
Discord has responded by removing the malicious malware from the servers’ chat channels and implementing a new virus scan feature.
Symantec recommends Discord users not to download or run programs from anyone you do not know, using Discord’s permission control services, be wary of content posted on chat channels, and to not give out personal information to strangers when using the voice channel.
We drove south to Santa Clara to experience video games’ new foray into theme park rides at California’s Great America. MASS EFFECT: NEW EARTH is a 4D experience that basically spits in your face and punches you in the butt. I made some videos of our journey to Terra Nova.
I shot two videos for the 2016 Game Developers Conference for Destructoid, a day one impressions video and a live podcast. Thanks to Zack Furness, Brett Makedonski, and Steven Hansen!
Everyone tries to take the escalator in the Moscone Center during GDC. It’s the most convenient way to get to appointments, talks, meetings, bathrooms, whatever. But not everyone knows how to use the escalator properly, causing a much longer ride than expected. Let’s imagine this: you’re standing next to a big wig investor visiting GDC with sights on finding the next hot game idea. Since no one is moving up the escalator, you have one minute to wow this wealthy investor. Thus creating the escalator pitch.
Destructoid plays the fancy, rich moneybags and challenges indie developers and the like to pitch whatever they want. We’ll decide if the idea is worthy of our millions.
The Game Developers Conference in San Francisco is the epicenter for new innovations and thoughtful discussions about the games industry. It is also houses some of the worst convention center food. In this series, Destructoid takes you out to lunch and chats about our experiences throughout the day, all over some delicious non-Moscone Center food. Bon appétit!