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Illegal Downloads Of Game Of Thrones Probably Contain Malware

Illegal Downloads Of Game Of Thrones

While the most-awaited season 8 of Game Of Thrones kicks off today in India, users would be care while downloading illegal torrents of the Hugely popular TV show as cyber criminals are targeting users with malware disguised as torrent, according to Kaspersky Labs

Game Of Thrones or GoT is the world's most torrented television show, according to download monitoring website TorrentFreak. While the show had no new episodes in 2018, it still accounted for 17% of all infected pirated content, with 20,934 attacked users.

The researchers found that the malware distributors focused on targeting the first and the last episode of each season, with the launch episode the most actively used. The season 7 finale was being shared across more than 4 lakh torrents simultaneously, according to the Guinness Book of Records.