NEW YORK, April 13. /TASS/. Microsoft President Brad Smith claims that Russian intelligence agencies and the Wagner PMC have been trying to infiltrate gaming chats, including on the Discord platform, in the recent months.
"Around games, you have a community of gamers. They come together, they talk to each other, including when they're playing a game. And for the last several months, our digital threat analysis team has been identifying efforts by the Russians to basically penetrate some of these gaming communities," Smith said at the World Economic Summit 2023 Thursday. "We've been advising governments about this. I mean, it's the Wagner group and the Russian intelligence, and they're in part using this as a place to get information into circulation."
These communities include Discord channels on Minecraft, among others, Smith claimed.
Previously, the US media reported that the Pentagon’s classified documents could have been leaked via Discord.