Game of Thrones streams and torrents host dangerous malware for people who watch for free …

Just in case you were thinking of downloading/streaming…:

[…] “These risks from illegally streaming or downloading Game of Thrones are the same as downloading any other illegal file – it could contain anything malicious,” Javvad Malik, a security advocate at AT&T CyberSecurity, told The Independent.

“So, while it may appear to be the latest Game of Thrones episode, it could actually be a host of a nasty virus or malware that plants malicious files on your device in the background. These could later be used by hackers to steal personal information and banking details if they go undetected by AV or anti-malware software.”

Security expert Jake More from ESET added: “The potential for malware is staggering, and people who are inclined to torrent irresistible content will have to make sure they are sufficiently protected. If not, they risk becoming victims of cyber criminals who could mine personal data, such as credit card details, addresses, and shopping habits – all of which could then be sold on the dark web.”

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