Underneath the gaming platform worth $68 billion and used by over half of all children in America is a ballooning and highly profitable ecosystem of hackers and traders. From a report: Motherboard spoke to 11 people connected to Roblox beaming (Roblox slang for getting hacked and your items stolen), including victims, the people who administer the marketplaces where people then sell Roblox items, and hackers themselves. There’s a ballooning and highly profitable ecosystem where hackers stand to steal tens of thousands of dollars worth of items in minutes, with many victims including children. The sketchy, and sometimes illicit, economy sits in the shadow of Roblox’s legitimate business, which is worth $68 billion and which half of all children in the U.S. play on in some form. One beamer called Max told Motherboard how he targets many of these victims. “I go to servers with rich idiots, then message every single

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