UK news paper The Sun is reporting today that terrorists are turning away from phones that might be tapped, and instead are using secure networks like PSN and Xbox Live to plan real life attacks while playing games like the uber-popular Call Of Duty.
“Islamic extremists know cops monitor phone calls, emails and online messages,” said The Sun, according to MCV. “So they are turning to PlayStation and Xbox games to keep their deadly plans secret.
Gamers can log on in groups to play against each other and — crucially — to chat in private. Once signed in to a ‘lobby’ using a password, plotters put on Bluetooth headsets and speak securely to conspirators on the same site.”
A source close to the paper added: “They are logging into group games over the internet and discussing terror plots. Security people know about it. For millions who love these games this will be a huge shock.”