Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Thursday April 11, 2013

90% of Game Hacks Are Infected with Malware

The bad news? Ninety percent of game hacks are infected with malware. The good news? No one over the age of 14 uses hacks anymore.

The April AVG Insight reveals how the AVG Viruslab Research Group has identified that more than 90% of all unauthorized ‘hacks’ for major computer games are infected with malware. These hacks take many forms, including cheats, patches and ‘keygens’ that enable use of pirated games, but all are designed to appeal to players looking to either accelerate their in-game process or get something for free. However, while the hacks may appear attractive at first glance, most are created by cybercriminals looking to pry, disrupt or steal.