Submitted by RogueSmurf 511d ago | news

GTA V ‘pirates’ greeted by trojan virus

Grand Theft Auto V has not even received an official release date on PC, let alone a stable build. However, this hasn’t deterred some would-be pirates, who have downloaded a popular torrent that claims to contain Rockstar’s highly anticipated game.

Many of these clueless pirates have instead found themselves with a copy of the installer file for Double Fine’s The Cave. This wouldn’t be such a bad thing, but the setup file also contains a nice surprise; something called Trojan.GenericKDV.1134859. A pretty generic trojan virus, it is capable of stealing user data and draft the host computer into a botnet.

If that wasn’t enough, anyone that tries to install Cave Theft Auto will need to fill out a survey and send off a text message in order to receive a working key (twist: you won’t receive it). After sending off the text, your phone will then be charged one euro every day. (Grand Theft Auto V, PC)

Neonridr  +   511d ago
Wow, you'd have to be pretty dim-witted to fill out a survey and send a text message from your phone when you are pirating a game anyways. Here I am officer, right over here!
Emilio_Estevez  +   511d ago
Even before that, downloading a version that doesn't even exist (yet?) should have set off some alarms.
SonyNGP  +   511d ago
Not necessarily the mythical PC version. People rip and upload 360/PS3 versions of games all the time.
Emilio_Estevez  +   511d ago
@SNGP - the story says it was PC version
UltimateMaster  +   511d ago
Oh, a trojan virus.
I tough they were downloading GTA V, not Ryse; son of Rome.

;) jk

To people who didn't get the joke, Mythology of the Trojans receiving the Horse as a gift, only to let the enemy into the city. And Ryse being from that same era. "Technically Spartans VS Trojan, but you get the general idea."
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Murad  +   511d ago
You'd be surprised how stupid some pirates are. Some will type in things, and download the worst rated torrent on the net, and be like, OMG THIS GAVE ME A VIRUS, and then restore their computer, and do this process all over again, thinking something has changed.
BISHOP-BRASIL  +   511d ago
I see what you did there R*... AND I LIKE IT!

It's Game Dev Tycoon all over again.
admiralvic  +   511d ago
@ Bishop-br

Not at all. Game Dev Tycoon was at least witty and was done really well. This is not someone causing a bunch of people a problem / hassle.
BISHOP-BRASIL  +   511d ago

Calm down it was just a joke, I don't actually think R* did that (more likely some mlicious hacker counting on pirates greed and GTA hype to make some money).

But even if they would do that and potentially cause finacial trouble to pirates, I would still LMFAO. Come on, show a little schadenfreud! Think of the amazing Darwin Award mentions if someone would kill itself after losing everything over pirating a game.
The_Con-Sept  +   510d ago
And I wonder how many downloads it has..... Probably half a million by now. Which would be more than half the pc gamers.
steve30x  +   510d ago
The_Con-Sept : Multiply the ammount of PC gamers by at least another 1,000 (Maybe more) and you are on the ball. There is a whole lot more PC gamers than a half a million.
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SpideySpeakz  +   511d ago
Pirates being morons are usual. I really hope this trend die off soon.
Gardenia  +   511d ago
Some people...
StoutBEER  +   511d ago
Hahahaha this awesome! Fuck you bitches! Pay and wait like the rest!
Lone_Man  +   510d ago
zyphee  +   511d ago
ExCest  +   511d ago
Arrrrr? 'dis booty be smelling... fishy.
Rivitur  +   511d ago
Said the Trojan condom.

(Sorry couldn't help myself)
Reverent  +   511d ago
I don't get it.
Black-Helghast  +   511d ago
Booty smelling + Trojan Condom = Bad joke.
Reverent  +   511d ago
Ohh, Black helped me get it. Ha, alright...

Sorry, I was strictly thinking "Pirates" after ExCest's comment. My bad.
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laijka  +   511d ago
I almost feel bad for them but then I remember they tried to pirate a game and it's all good again.
Murad  +   511d ago
Not only that, but you really don't feel sorry for these sad bunch because of how little logic they used when stealing anything. For God's sakes, the game hasn't even come out, I personally won't be buying it because Rockstar seems to hate the PC, or something.
Psychotica  +   511d ago
hahahaha..good, they deserve every bit of it
yellowgerbil  +   511d ago
LOL isn't capital punishment not allowed for the mentally handicapped? I guess because they are pulling the trigger it would be more like suicide...
Ripsta7th  +   511d ago
It was probably a fake , or R* did it on purpose, either way this is probably why R* will releases consoles first then pc
KwietStorm  +   511d ago
Midgus  +   511d ago
(no sense was made in this post) lol
admiralvic  +   511d ago
All consoles have hacks / mods (well not the Vita, but it will probably at some point), so your point is moot.
Ripsta7th  +   510d ago
R* probably released this on purpose to.test the waters and see how badly it would be pirated , also uncluded a virus or maybe it was one of those gangsters they hired to do voice acting. Anuways this is why R* releases on consoles first
D0ffy  +   510d ago
Ripsta7th be actin' crazy and shit!
GentlemenRUs  +   511d ago
TF for them :D

Next time, WAIT for the game and/or buy it legitly!
andrewer  +   511d ago
why the cave? such a good game...
Rivitur  +   511d ago
1 Euro a day you say damn how do you explain that to your phone company umm.. well you see I'm not going to pay it because I was promised an illegal version of GTA or at least The Cave.
laijka  +   511d ago
Imagine them having to explain that phonebill to their parents.
hankmoody  +   511d ago
Good for them. I hope they get what's coming to them.
LOL! How stupid can someone be to pirate a game that isn't even out yet and isnt even on the platform LOL!
Shadonic  +   511d ago
Lots of people
Rivitur  +   511d ago
The not yet out part is understandable as many games can be pirated weeks prior to actual release date. Case and point Halo 4 was a victim of this however the not on the platform part again you need a PC to download the file and who knows if the pirates were trying to burn this onto a disc for consoles.
shadowmist13  +   511d ago
Suckers,never trust a survey,but seriously cant wait for pc gta v,not going to buy a console just for that if my pc is killer,hoping for some epic limited edition on pc,even going to put it in a display case.
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SaturdayNightBeaver  +   511d ago
How retarded and stupid some can be? No brain at all.. So sad , so so sad..
2pacalypsenow  +   511d ago
metalgod88  +   511d ago
If you actually download a GTA V torrent, which isn't even being released for pc at this time, then you totally deserve everything you get.
theFLeXy  +   511d ago
AceBlazer13  +   511d ago
Pirating,to think some of these people think their elite cause they game on pc.
Reefskye  +   511d ago
If you like the game buy it, I've downloaded a few games on PC, I've owned originals on PS3 which I am allowed to do by my countries law as long as I own the original. If this is what R* wants to do then surly stealing money even if the money is not going to them they are still facilitating a crime. Copyright isn't a criminal offence as of this time stealing money IS

I find it funny how people sit here thinking that this sort of practice is something to laugh at. People who do this in much poorer countries are branded as criminals.

A virus is all they needed to do stealing people money is a step to far
Buljo  +   511d ago
That's what you get for not thinking things through. It's like logic takes last place in everything.
inf3cted1  +   511d ago
How is this even news? Everyone fakes game releases everyday.
KontryBoy706  +   511d ago
What a bunch of NOOBS!
ilovefatgirls  +   511d ago
I really cant see this blowing up in their face at all not a single bit. best idea evar!!!!121
Panthers  +   510d ago
While it would cause an outcry, I believe game developers have found a way to stop (or slow) pirating. Just release virus plagued versions of their games to pirate sties.

I think its hilarious. Ive never once pirated a game.
steve30x  +   510d ago
If you think for one second that game developers will intentionally put out a torrent with a trojan , spyware or a virus you are sadly mistaken.
mafiahajeri  +   510d ago
Serves them right!
steve30x  +   510d ago
That will teach those morons for downloading a game that doesn't officially exist yet.
silvacrest  +   510d ago

pirating 101, read the comments left in the comments section of the torrent, people will usually tell you if the download is BS or not

dont download anything 10 days or more away from its official release date

look at the size of the download, even if zipped/compressed you can guess by the size if the download is legit

look at the file type in advance, if it doesn't match what you are expecting dont download it
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Fergusonxplainsall  +   510d ago
Wow, thanks bro. I'm totally going to check it out , download developers hard work and play like a pimp.

Free is awesome is it not. So yeah totally check out comments cause you don't want to look like a fool for abusing others work.
silvacrest  +   510d ago
i wont lie or pretend its not stealing, it is what it is

but if you are going to pirate at least know how to avoid losing your money/identity/personal info etc

and i wasn't talking about games specifically, it applies to any torrent
meday354  +   510d ago
Am playin a pirate version of GTA 5 right now, not going to tell u on which system. The story is ok and the gameplay.
Fergusonxplainsall  +   510d ago
That is funnay. Cave Theft Auto. Hacker in man cave trying to play a new highly WORKED on game and gets virus.

Sounds about right.. Don't fuck with the Rockstar.

Sucks they couldn't even play The Cave.:D Aww who am I kidding , welcome to the NEW digital age boys. Get funked!

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