China's QQ app is one of the biggest Chinese mobile games in the world, and now, according to China Mobile, the app will get even bigger.The company announced that it has partnered with Chinese game developer qq.com and the QQ App Store to launch a new QQ store app on the QP store.The new QP app will be available in the U.S. as well, though no further details were released.The QQ Store app will al...
Recode is reporting that a team of hackers working for the NSA was able to break into the QQ mobile game that the company uses to send people on mission calls.
The news comes just two days after an NSA source told Recode that the NSA had discovered a way to break the game’s security.
The NSA, it seems, has been working on a new game for a while now, and the news could signal that this is just the latest in a long line of ambitious efforts by the agency to hack popular mobile games.
QQ is an addictive puzzle game for Android and iOS that has an online mode that lets users explore the game world.
This week, Recode reported that the team that cracked the game broke into the Android version for a couple of reasons.
The first was that the app is using a lot of memory.
When an app gets a lot more users, the CPU usage increases dramatically.
When the number of users goes down, the app’s CPU usage also decreases.
The second reason was that a third party had access to a device the NSA could hack.
The researchers were able to use a “trusted host” to gain access to the device.
The malware is also able to access a device’s network, meaning it could steal valuable information.
To learn more about this NSA-related activity, read Recode’s story.