Not much has been advertised about online gaming hacking and cyber crimes. In the old administration, the US government attempted to stop online gaming by banning it. That prohibition effort was just as successful and well thought out as the 1920's attempt to ban alcohol.
Just ask any despotic government how easy it is to mute the freedoms offered by the internet. Hackers also thrive in darkness and secrecy to prey on the innocent.
The only way to protect the public is to monitor it. Trying to stop it is like trying to put out a fire with one handful of water.