The "Thriller Games" fans are targeted by cybercriminals in a brutal campaign to capture the computer of people. Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to pirate episodes so they can not throw money on expensive television packages.
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Kaspersky Lab's security experts say cybercriminals often use popular TV shows for the spread of viruses – and the "Game of the Thrones" is their weapon of choice.
% of all infected piracy content in 2018 was disguised during the download of "The Game of the Thrones," with almost 21,000 users attacking.
This number is especially impressive when you think that last year the show did not release any new episodes.
Over 126,000 users download malicious software instead of telecast in 2018, researchers found.
Victims may transfer computer to hackers who may use this access to issue passwords and bank details.
"The Throne Game" The first episode, Winter is Coming, is most often used to trick people into downloading viruses or "malware" – software designed to damage or access your computer.
For "The Game of the Thrones," the zombie drama "The Walking Dead" and the "Strelka" superheroes are extremely popular shows for the spread of malware.
Users who loaded these series accounted for 15% and 10% of all malicious attacks masked for television programs in 2018.
This may be because hackers are being removed from torrents and other download websites, experts said.
"As the world tightens up anti-piracy policies and treats intellectual property more like physical property, malware distributors seem to leave websites for file and torrent files," the authors commented.
Illegal download of television shows have been published on the Internet for decades.
The practice is illegal and, as such, carries risks, including attacks by malware.
The latest series of "Igor the Thrones" will be available on Sky Atlantic and NowTV.
This h istory first with & # 39; appeared in The Sun.