Sixgill threat Intelligence report

In it to win it! esports on the Underground: hacks, exploits & Fraud

May 31, 2020

The gaming industry has since left the days of sleepovers and “split-screen” play and has now evolved into a massive professional sport and broadcasting genre mainly through the streaming - platform, Twitch.
 
Anyone can set up their own Twitch stream and broadcast themselves out to the world. However, competing against some of the top streamers for viewers is a tough feat. Fortunately for some, the dark web offers methods for gamers to gain the competitive advantage over other streamers and players. Viewer bots and in - game cheats plague the gaming world, particularly PC games, allowing gamers to commit fraud.
 
This report analyzes Twitch fraud while looking at several of the top competitive games streamed on the streaming platform, along with the cheats that help gamers gain an edge.