This year Total War was one of the longest-running series in gaming with 11 titles spanning over 2 000 years of historical warfare. Empires have risen, and many a brave warrior has fallen with an estimated 4.8 billion battles waged in the last 15 years. Over 1 million people play Total War every month now, spending an average of 104 hours apiece in each game.
Hacking the ads
Kaspersky Lab’s researchers have discovered a new botnet that cashes-in on aggressive advertising, mostly in Germany and the US. Criminals infect their victims’ computers with the Magala Trojan Clicker, generating fake ad views, and making up to 350$ from each machine.