French intelligence wants to spy on players from Fortnite, PUBG and other games

Do you play Fortnite? Listen, it may be that the French intelligence service listens to you. The Directorate General of External Security (DGSE) wants indeed to be able to listen to the conversations of Fortnite players, PUBG, World of Warcraft, League of Legends or Counter Strike.

The interest? Spot some people who are going through the internal chat rooms of these video games to share information. The DGSE has posted an internship offer in which it notes that the video games mentioned earlier are “diverted from their primary use” . It adds that “the means of communication made available in these games are used furtively to exchange specific information” .

The trainee has three missions: mapping of the main multiplayer video games to identify previously discovered computer faults, select one or two games of particular interest for the service and study it to extract the network signatures and try to discover new computer faults, supposed to allow the DGSE to access the content of the discussions

Can the DGSE already access the conversations of these games to date? Perhaps. As indicated Le Monde it is not

impossible that the intelligence service put in place this type of offer to attract young candidates.

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