31 October 2013

Gamers should be wary of leaked PC versions of Grand Theft Auto V (GTA V) carrying malware.

The official PC release of GTA V has not yet been announced, but large files hosted on torrent sites are claiming to be the leaked PC version of the game. These are fake and are known to be carrying malicious software.

If you try to run the fake software, the installation process requires registration using personal information and completion of online surveys in order to (supposedly) receive the installation encryption key. This is a scam.

Other malicious software may also be included with the download.

The source torrent site is also currently ranking high in Google search results, contributing to many people mistakenly downloading the infected software.

The PC version of the game is not yet available. Do not download leaked versions.

Downloading any software from a torrent site is extremely risky.

More information

PC news site WCCFTech original story about the scam.

Stay Smart Online advice on peer to peer file sharing.

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