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Pirated versions of Watch Dogs infected by Bitcoin miner

Posted on Monday, May 26 2014 @ 12:17:06 CEST by


Bad news for people who pirated Watch Dogs as it appears that one of the most widely shared leaked version of the game is infected by malware. According to posts on forums, a fake SKIDROW release contains a hidden Bitcoin mining client. If you downloaded a pirated version of Watch Dogs you'd better check your computer for viruses as this Bitcoin miner can lead to stability issues, thermal issues and a significant increase in power usage.
. Well, the latest trend in viruses is secret Bitcoin miners, and it seems that somebody jumped on the Watch Dogs hype-train to make some quick coin. Seems almost fitting considering the theme of the game, though the irony is probably not as entertaining if you’ve fallen victim to the hack.

One of the most seeded copies of Watch Dogs available online is reported to also install a Bitcoin mining virus on the computer of its victims. Blue Screen crashes, additional power consumption, and an overall unstable computer await those unlucky pirates that couldn’t wait for release day or didn’t want to spend the cash for a legit copy of Watch Dogs.
Source: Games Crastinate


 



 

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