Hackers are a very small but growing subset of gamers.
They’re often seen playing games on a mobile phone, or sitting on the couch in front of a computer monitor.
Now, a team of Irish hackers has cracked one of the largest such games in history, which was launched back in 1998 and still holds a global ranking on the game’s website.
The hacktivist group “IG Hack” used a suite of tools to create the hack, which allowed them to break into an older version of the game, and to find a way to run an exploit on it.
They were able to download a patch from a game’s official website and modify the game to enable it to run in a “broken” way.
The team behind the hack did not identify the game in question, but said it was based on “the popular Nintendo platformer Super Mario World”.
“The game is a very popular one on the Nintendo platform, and it has a history that includes being ported to other platforms,” they said in a statement.
“The main problem is that the game has been broken in some way for a very long time.
We’ve been able to use a suite in which we can patch the game and allow it to play in a broken way.”
While the game was not the only game on the internet to be affected by the attack, it was the largest and the most significant, according to a team that has tracked the exploits for over a year.
They have released a report on the breach, which is available to download in full here.
“IG hack” are not the first hackers to break in to a game.
In 2015, another group known as “Azzurr” broke into the game “Duke Nukem Forever” for a number of reasons, including a lack of security and a lack to properly analyse the code.