CNN Uses Video Game To Explain Russia Hacks

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CNN used screenshots of the highly popular video game “Fallout 4” to accompany a story about President Barack Obama issuing sanctions against Russia for its potential role in cyberattacks.

it’s not news, it’s CNN; “CNN uses screenshot from ‘Fallout 4’ to show how Russians hack things”

The CNN image’s likeness to the video game was first discovered by Reddit users, who aptly pointed out the neon green symbols were from a challenge in “Fallout 4.” (RELATED: CNN Anchor Says Muslim Fencer More Deserving Than Phelps Of Carrying American Flag At Olympics)

Within this feature, players hack computerized devices in order to unlock vaults and once-secured doors. Users also have to decipher messages from a random assortment of characters.

Essentially, it is a game within a game that actually has little to do with hacking, but wants to evoke all of the ominousness of the cyber-activity. (RELATED: Trump On Russian Hacking: ‘Why Wasn’t This Brought Up Before Election’)

“Fallout 4” was one of the best selling video games in 2015 and 2016.

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