Gamers are subject to the same type of social engineer attacks as everyone else. But they may be more vulnerable due to their psychology (IOW, “cybersecurity culture” is an issue in the gaming community).
“The gaming industry is ripe for social engineering. Studies show the level of trust which online gamers place in strangers is pretty high, making them more susceptible to online fraud. And since gaming brings a lot of frenzied excitement, emotion, and urgency, gamers are seldom vigilant in monitoring for scams or practicing security awareness while forging online connections. This significantly reduces gamers’ ability to consider or evaluate the real identities and true intentions of their online counterparts,” according to the report.