Cyberpunk 2077 it has been the most anticipated video game in recent years and, despite its controversies and mistakes, continues to be one of the most sought after and commented upon since its launch last December 10. Unfortunately, this is also causing it to be used to scam PC gamers.
According to the firm ESET, Have been found up to 30 links that promised free game downloads on the internet (Its official price is 200 soles on Steam / Epic Games).
These pages generally sought to deceive the user by promising the free game with a link that “redirected to the official store”, but ended up downloading a supposed installer of the game, which, in the end, was a software with commands to steal information.
ESET says that another of the analyzed sites downloaded an executable file that was obviously not Cyberpunk 2077 and it was actually a file called Setup_212646 that installed adwares on the user’s system, causing the victim’s system to fill up with ads.
“These findings remind us that threats are hidden even in the least expected place on the web, and that downloads must be made from safe and official sites,” said Camilo Gutiérrez Amaya, Head of the ESET Latin America Research Laboratory, through a release.
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