Expert Comment: Roblox Accounts Targeted By Pro-Trump Hacking Campaign

In response to reports that Roblox accounts are targeted by a hacking campaign supporting President Trump for the upcoming November U.S. Presidential elections, a cybersecurity expert offers perspective.

 

Experts Comments

July 01, 2020
Chris Hauk
Consumer Privacy Champion
Pixel Privacy
No matter your political leanings, hacks like this emphasize the dangers of allowing your kids to play online without proper supervision. If hackers can do this, they could include any kind of message in a game, possibly promoting materials that are definitely not safe for children.
July 03, 2020
Jake Moore
Cybersecurity Specialist
ESET
Cybersecurity plays a bigger role than ever in the upcoming election. The US election has always been a honeypot for criminal hackers all over the world and each campaign becomes a bigger target and threat. This latest defacement also shows that it is not just the political parties themselves that become a hotbed for cyberattacks but in fact any site can be attacked for the purpose of a message reaching the masses. It is yet another reminder to increase vigilance and security and avoid being.....Read More
Cybersecurity plays a bigger role than ever in the upcoming election. The US election has always been a honeypot for criminal hackers all over the world and each campaign becomes a bigger target and threat. This latest defacement also shows that it is not just the political parties themselves that become a hotbed for cyberattacks but in fact any site can be attacked for the purpose of a message reaching the masses. It is yet another reminder to increase vigilance and security and avoid being used for political gain.  Read Less
July 01, 2020
Paul Bischoff
Privacy Advocate
Comparitech
Politics aside, the big question here is how did hackers manage to access these accounts? A data breach and credential stuffing both seem plausible. Either way, Roblox users should change their passwords. If they're using the same password on any other account, those passwords should be changed to something unique to that account.
July 01, 2020
Chris Clements
VP
Cerberus Sentinel
We expect to see continued escalation of politically motivated hacking as the 2020 presidential election draws closer. These types of hacking campaigns are opportune and indiscriminate in nature. Cybercriminals don’t care about the value of the target, only that they are able to spread their political agendas as far and wide as possible. Online games unfortunately fit nicely into the sights of politically motivated attackers as they often have audiences of millions and are not the subject of.....Read More
We expect to see continued escalation of politically motivated hacking as the 2020 presidential election draws closer. These types of hacking campaigns are opportune and indiscriminate in nature. Cybercriminals don’t care about the value of the target, only that they are able to spread their political agendas as far and wide as possible. Online games unfortunately fit nicely into the sights of politically motivated attackers as they often have audiences of millions and are not the subject of security scrutiny that say a bank or ecommerce platform regularly face.  Read Less
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