CNN uses Fallout 4 hacking screenshots in news article.

Posted: January 3, 2017. At: 10:21 AM. This was 10 months ago. Post ID: 10147
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Fallout 4 hacking screenshots in CNN video.
Fallout 4 hacking screenshots in CNN video.

CNN have used Fallout 4 hacking screenshots in a news article about the Russian hacking scandal. This is very funny, they would think that people would not recognize it and just think it is real “hacking”. There is not guarantee that Russia even did this, IP addresses can be spoofed and this means that the attack could have come from anywhere. But they have a video up on the website that shows the anatomy of the attack. Gucifer 2.0 was mentioned in it. He is a famous Romanian hacker and computer expert. But Trump might reveal some more information about the Russian hacking after his inauguration soon. Hopefully he will not use video game footage as proof. The Fancy Bear cyber-espionage group was mentioned in the video as well, they are a Russian threat actor that has carried out cyber-attacks worldwide. They created the XAgent malware payload that is used with phishing attacks to get into target machines. The XAgent app runs on IOS7 iPhones and runs in the background with no icon. This steals data from the phone while the user is unaware. A good argument for not installing unknown and strange apps on your phone.

Actual Fallout 4 hacking screenshot.
Actual Fallout 4 hacking screenshot.

But I prefer Android. That is relatively secure and does not allow the installation of pirated or unknown apps unless you allow it in the settings. Still, a good idea not to pirate apps, they could have malware in them. This is just like the news networks using Matrix code pictures to demonstrate computer stuff as it looks scary and high-tech to viewers. Here is the actual CNN news article. http://edition.cnn.com/2016/12/29/politics/russia-sanctions-announced-by-white-house/. 1:00 into the video is where the Fallout 4 footage is. This is very funny to see, like the time they used Arma 2 footage in a news video that was purported to be real war video. That was an ITV piece, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQuglSbXeVo. This does sort of look real in 160p quality. But not in HD. And Chernarus is not Northern Ireland.

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