90 percent of pirated games contain malicious code




90 percent of pirated games contain malicious code


According to the last published report of AVG, which produces anti-virus programs, 90 percent of compromised pirated copies of popular games that can often be found on a torrent contain malicious software. Experts report that the popularity of games like World of Tanks, Minecraft, Runescape, League of Legends and World of Warcraft, which is played in hundreds of millions of people around the world, often are the target of attention of cybercriminals.

Analyzing the data on the hacked games from file sharing and type FilesTube FileCorp, AVG has come to the conclusion that more than 90 percent of the subject there game content contains malicious code.

Given that, on average across the world play the game above 330 million people, even if we take 0.1 percent of people who use pirated products, are under threat at least 330,000 players on which hackers have the potential to “earn”.

Most often become criminals to game accounts, since they may contain very expensive virtual items, which can then be sold for real money. In addition to the hackers are and your passwords, including those of the bank details.

The best way to protect yourself from these threats, according to AVG, is not to use pirated and cracked products. Game patches need to be downloaded only from trusted sources and official websites Seller games. Another advice is to use the anti-virus company different passwords for each game individually, and even gaming forums. In this case, the passwords are not supposed to look like “12345”, and if possible contain both numeric and alphabetic characters.

In fairness it should be noted that all the information we know for a long time. But here is the paradox – the pirates continue to swing, to put weak passwords and not really care about their diversity.
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