This follows a survey conducted by TalkTalk which found that 71 percent of gamers have been – or know someone who has been – a victim to a scam when playing online. Some 29 percent of gamers in the UK have already played a game in the Metaverse, according to the survey. Furthermore, 37 percent of the 1,060 respondents who were polled said they were planning to.
The Metaverse is a virtual reality world where those on the platform can interact, game and experience things as they would in the real world; and is considered to be the future of online interactions.
James Woodruff, one of the UK’s leading cyber security experts is reminding gamers that they must protect themselves from harm while operating on these services.
Specifically, he is cautioning those who are interested in gaming on the Metaverse due to the lack of regulation in regards to protective measures.
Explaining how the Metaverse works, Mr Woodruff said: “The concept has been around since the early 2000s, when the first online environments came out where you could meet people online in a social gathering.
“Employers would essentially buy corporate retreats, so they’d like to spend money and buy virtual currency to take their employees inside this virtual environment to do things like team building exercises.
“There has become a whole world for people to express themselves and that’s been kind of adapted since then, to where we’re…