Online gaming: 7 things you need to know about staying safe online

In this blog, our partners at East Midlands Special Operations Unit (EMSOU) promote good cyber security among businesses and the public.

If you have any reason to doubt that gaming is big business, allow me to introduce Grand Theft Auto and Call of Duty. Rockstar Games purchase Grand Theft Auto for $265 million dollars back in 2013 and Call of Duty for a cool £250 million. Star Citizen by Cloud Imperium Games, surpassed both totals on development costs alone.

Part and parcel of this trend, is the rapid growth of online gaming. With faster data transfer speeds, and more powerful handheld devices (mobile phone, tablets and consoles), gaming is set to dominate the entertainment industry for some time to come. Unfortunately, the success of this industry has attracted all manner of cybercriminals. Learn how to protect your device, information and loved ones from such threats here: