Following Nov 13th terrorist Paris attack that left 127 people dead and more than 300 injured, speculations are rife that the most popular gaming console in the world PlayStation 4 may have been used to plan the attack.
Earlier, Belgium's Interior Minister Jan Jambon linked ISIS to the PlayStation network.
"The most difficult communication between these terrorists is via PlayStation 4. It's very, very difficult for our services - not only Belgian services but international services - to decrypt the communication that is done via PlayStation 4." Jan Jambon, Belgium's interior minister said.
“PlayStation 4 is even more difficult to keep track of than WhatsApp,” he added.
Currently, most communication security questions have centered around smartphones, messaging and social media apps.
According to Telegraph UK, “There is a variety of technologies people can use to communicate over the Internet, and PlayStation is one of them. The fact that a PS4 was found in the raid does not necessarily mean that it was used to plan the attacks.”
While it is yet to be ascertained whether the Paris ISIS terrorists employed PS4 to communicate, there are a few options, from sending messages through the PlayStation Network (PSN) online gaming service and voice-chatting to even communicating through a specific game.
Documents leaked by Edward Snowden in 2013 revealed that the NSA and CIA actually embedded themselves in games like World of Warcraft to infiltrate virtual terrorist meet-ups.