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Founded Year

1997

Stage

Acquired | Acquired

Total Raised

$83.3M

Valuation

$0000 

Revenue

$0000 

About UGO Networks

Today's Gamer is a highly influential trendsetter and lifestyle maven whose passion for "what's next" is virtually unparalleled in the marketplace. Their interests expand far beyond the Games realm. They are first adopters and heavy consumers of media, technology, gadgets and gear. nnUGO Entertainment has devoted the last 10+ years to serving this audience. The company's flagship website, UGO.com, and its owned and operated properties provide quality interactive content and editorial for more than 35 million monthly visitors around all things central to the Gamer Lifestyle: Movies, TV shows, Music, Comics, Technology, Gadgets, Gear, Girls, Sports, and of course, Games. The company know Gamers because the company are Gamers. The company share their "what's next" obsession. Like most Gamers, the Web is the company's medium of choice and the company use it ceaselessly to fuel their lifestyles, to entertain them and to give them maximum info on the latest developments. nnThis is all made possible by the company's strong relationships with the company's client base. UGO Entertainment is an innovator in the online advertising space and has earned a reputation as a trusted publisher, delivering customized, high impact and high touch online advertising programs to the targeted, and highly coveted, 18-34 male demographic. nnUGO Entertainment is a unit of Hearst Corporation and operates from its headquarters in New York City.

UGO Networks Headquarter Location

670 Broadway 2nd Floor

New York, New York, 10012,

United States

212-624-3300

Latest UGO Networks News

Hackers steal 21,000 (mostly weak) user passwords from Star Wars game fan site

Aug 30, 2011

Tags: hackers , Identity Finder , IGN Entertainment , News Corp. , passwords , privacy breaches , Security , SWGalaxies.net , Todd Feinman , UGO A Star Wars Galaxies fan site got hacked today and thieves stole 21,000 email addresses and 23,000 passwords. And judging from an analysis of the passwords, most of them were weak. The site SWGalaxies.net is a fan site owned by LFNetwork, an independently owned network of LucasArts fan sites. Hackers from the group ObSec, a small hacking collective with apparent sympathies for the LulzSec and AntiSec hacktivist groups, broke into the site’s security and posted the addresses and passwords on the web. While a compromised forum login isn’t itself a big deal, the threat from this kind of smaller breach is that it can lead to further identity theft that could be devastating for individuals — particularly if they’re reusing the same passwords at other, more critical websites. Jeff Moeller, editor of LFNetwork , said that the site that got hacked is not actively maintained any more. The fan site targets males 18 to 34 years old, and evidently none of the other UGO or IGN sites were targeted. Identity Finder took a look at the posted passwords and found many of them were weak. In other words, they would have been easy to crack because they are short, contain dictionary words, or don’t contain special characters, numbers, or punctuation. “It’s unfortunate,” said Todd Feinman, chief executive of Identity Finder, in an interview. “It must be so frustrating for someone to see their passwords online, given the amount of online sign-ups we have to do.” Of the 23,389 passwords stolen, 71 percent were weak. Only 13 percent of the passwords were strong. The average password length was 7.6 characters. About 4.3 percent of the passwords were less than 5 characters, and only 4.7 percent of the passwords were more than 10 characters long. Hacking a game web site password isn’t too big a deal. But the problem is that users often reuse their passwords on more important sites, like online banks. Studies show that 50 percent of passwords are reused. Feinman said, “Passwords are a digital identity and password reuse is a serious problem that could lead toward identity fraud.” One of the users had a password that was 42 characters long. That person took trouble to protect himself or herself. But since the web site stored the passwords in an unencrypted format, the password is out there for everyone to see now. Get more stories like this:      GB Latest News

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