CyberCrime on the Rise?

SQ Attorneys

SQ Attorneys

Cybercrime is on the rise. Cybersecurity companies have warned that cybercrime in gaming has increased substantially since the start of the Pandemic, as cybercriminals seek to steal people’s personal information through, among other places, virtual gaming sites. Gaming software is vulnerable because developers are not hired to create secure software. They are hired to deliver games – fast, very fast. One would hope these virtual worlds are secure, but there is certainly no guarantee that they are. The point of game development is to get it out to the public for consumption and use as quick as humanely possible. Adding security eats at the profit of a company’s bottom-line. The solution to this rise in cybercrime is for gaming companies to patch vulnerabilities in their code, improve employee training about hacks and look out for online leaks of employee credentials. Other protections could include, two-factor authentication, prohibit reuse of passwords, and continuously updating software. It is yet to be seen if it is financially worth it for these companies to take these measures. As such, gamers should remain vigilant.

SQ Attorneys is a Washington State criminal defense law firm comprised of two seasoned criminal defense lawyers, Greg Schwesinger and Saad Qadri. Although the firm does not support or condone criminal behavior, the criminal attorneys that make up the SQ team certainly realize that sometimes good people can make bad choices. Some crimes like DUI don’t even include a ‘state of mind’ element. In other words, the government simply has legislated that certain behavior – regardless of the person’s intent or knowledge – is illegal. In short, there is no ‘mens rea’ required. So, if you or a loved one is cited for a crime don’t despair, contact a qualified criminal defense attorney (like the ones that make up SQ Attorneys) to assist you in navigating the criminal justice system. SQ Attorneys can be reached at (425) 359-3791 or (206) 441-0900.

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