GTA V, Now Infecting PCs Worldwide
Torrents and file sharing are wonderful things, let’s not play politically correct and pretend like we don’t all exploit them. But we’re all aware of the dark side of such things. Fake files are so rampant it’s hard not to come across at least a few in your travels. What’s worse is malicious software posing as something else.
An eager downloader finds a torrent for GTA V, downloads it and upon installation finds their PC infected with the digital equivalent of AIDS. Learn a lesson here kids, this is why we shouldn’t pirate software.
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There has been a strong yearning for GTA V to come to PC and recently a number of rumours have gone around suggesting that may happen so you’d be forgiven, in your zealous fervour, for thinking that a seemingly leaked version of GTA V for PC appearing on torrent sites is legitimate.
The file seems legitimate by all accounts. The right size, no reports (though that’s likely changed by now) and thousands of people have already fallen it giving a credible number of seeders to the hoax. Even launching the setup.exe file suggests no foul play. A believable setup window opens and only when it gets to registration and entering a key do things go awry.
You’re instructed to head to a website for a generated key but are instead subjected to internet surveys. At this stage your PC is infected and the only option you have left is to burn everything.