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Online Games Become Popular Target for Hackers, Says G Data

According to G Data security solutions, computer games have become very popular and with their growing popularity, malware linked to these games is rising at a rapid pace.

The recent analyses done by the company revealed that there was a slight reduction in the number of targeted files at 63.7% in the second quarter of 2008, but still very high.

Security Analysts of the G Data said that gamers like to access online gaming Websites to search "cheat files" and other add-ons for computer games, which help in spreading of malware.

Further, due to rising activities of cyber game users, cyber crooks have started targeting gamers over the past 1 year.

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