According to the latest published report of the AVG engaged in the production of antivirus software, 90 percent of compromised pirated copies of popular games that can often be found on torrent contain malicious software. Experts report that the popularity of games like World of Tanks, Minecraft, Runescape, League of Legends and World of Warcraft, which is played by hundreds of millions of people around the world, often are the target of attention of cybercriminals.
By analyzing the data on the hacked games from file sharing FilesTube and type FileCorp, AVG has come to the conclusion that more than 90 per cent are there of game content contains malicious code.
Considering that the average around the world play in the above game 330 million people, even if we take 0.1 percent of people who use pirated products, under the threat there are at least 330 thousand players on which hackers have the potential to "earn".
Most often used by criminals to be game accounts, as they can be very expensive virtual items, which could then be sold for real money. In addition, the purpose of hackers are and your passwords, including banking details.
The best way to protect yourself from these threats, according to AVG, is not to use pirated and hacked products. Game patches need to be downloaded only from trusted sources and official web sites of the seller of games. Another Council of the antivirus company is using a different password for each game individually, and even gaming forums. In addition, passwords should not look like "12345", but should contain both numeric and alphabetic characters.
In fairness it should be noted that all of this information we already know for a long time. But here is the paradox — continue to download pirates, to put weak passwords and not really care about their diversity.