Malware Hiding in GoT Torrents | Avast

Winter is coming for GoT pirates

With the popular HBO show returning this month, cybersecurity experts warn Game of Thrones fans that pirated episodes are among the most malware-infected files in the BitTorrent world. In 2018, 17% of all infected pirated content consisted of Game of Thrones episodes, victimizing a total of 20,934 users. And that was a year in which the show was dark. Over the past two years, researchers have identified 505 different families of threats related to pirated GoT content, including worms, trojans, adware, and downloaders. As the monumental final season looms, fans are advised to find their episodes legitimately.

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