27 Apr '11, 12am

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SERI KEMBANGAN - CYBER crooks have now set up fake gaming sites to steal information from Internet surfers. They are also stealing personal information from online gamers and selling virtual gaming items like weapons to other players. Cybersecurity Malaysia, which is an agency under the Science, Technology and Innovation Ministry, said cyber criminals were targeting gaming websites and had spread their wings to Malaysia, with five cases reported so far. 'Gaming websites have already become a lucrative business for cyber criminals in South Korea and China,' said Cybersecurity Malaysia vice-president (cyber security responsive services) Adli Abd Wahid. 'Gamers are spending more money on online gaming, purchasing 'battle tanks', 'avatars' and other virtual gadgets and tools needed to advance to higher levels of a certain online game. Cyber crooks can steal the usernames and p...

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