(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – According to a report from ABC News, American and British intelligence agencies have been spying on gamers across the world using popular role playing games such as World of Warcraft.
These allegations, based on documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, state that U.S and U.K spies have spent years searching in online games for terrorists and informants.
“We are unaware of any surveillance taking place. If it was, it would have been done without our knowledge or permission,” stated Blizzard Entertainment spokesman.
Microsoft issued a similar statement saying they are “not aware of any surveillance activity. If it has occurred as reported, it certainly wasn’t done with our consent.”
World of Warcraft isn’t the only game target, Xbox Live and Second Life have also been used to access data about specific accounts and characters.