Yet another armed police force has been called in on yet another unsuspecting victim, as the recently crowned Fortnite world champion took a break from a livestream to deal with a swatting incident at his own front door.
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Children as young as 14 are making thousands of pounds a week as part of a global hacking network built around the popular video game Fortnite.
About 20 hackers told the BBC they were stealing the private gaming accounts of players and reselling them online.
"The email said that my password had been changed and two-factor authentication had been added by someone else. It felt horrible," he recalled.
Two-factor authentication meant his account could only be accessed by entering a code sent to an email address or app registered by the perpetrator.
You can learn how to use two factor authentication for Fortnite here
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Sam Morgan, 17, explains how Instagram and Fortnite helped him become a personal shopper for some of football's biggest names, including Paul Pogba, Kevin de Bruyne and Dele Alli.
Gaming disorder may be a newly recognised condition, but disordered gaming is anything but new. In 2010, a Korean couple was arrested for fatal child neglect spurred by an obsession with Prius Online. Five years earlier, another Korean man collapsed and died after a 50-hour session playing StarCraft in an internet cafe.
Over the past few months, a rapidly increasing number of children are playing the game ‘Fortnite’, making its Battle Royale mode “the most played online game in the world.” As with all online gaming, there are a number of risks that need to be considered in order to ensure children and young people are effectively protected.