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CNN Uses Shot Of Fallout 4 To Show How Russians Hack

January 3, 2017 | Posted by Joseph Lee
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A user on Reddit (via BRG) reports that during a segment about President Obama suggesting sanctions against Russia for its hacks against the United States, CNN used a screenshot of the hacking mini-game in Fallout 4 to illustrate its point. In Fallout 4, Fallout 3 and Fallout: New Vegas, user hack computers to get information, unlock doors and open safes. It works like a word puzzle, with players finding hidden words in random letters and characters.

One user noted the difficulty in explaining hacking to the average person that isn’t familiar with what it actually is. They said: “If you want to talk about hacking on a major news network, your choices are either that or a scene from The Matrix.

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