Thousands of PCs Infected via Fake GTA V PC Torrent

Lots of people want to see Grand Theft Auto V on PC. We know that (and even have a cheats page set up in anticipation). However it hasn't been officially announced and certainly doesn't have a release date, a beta, or anything else. So why on earth you'd download a torrent claiming to be GTA V for PC and actually run the executable file within it is beyond us... but some people are doing that and getting infected with malware.

It's a pretty obvious and easy way for someone to infect thousands of PCs really. Take a massively popular game that hasn't been released for PC yet, package up a virus as a torrent for the said game, then simply leak it. More and more people will then discover, download it, and seed it. This particular GTA V PC torrent also goes the "extra mile" and contains a proper looking setup file. It's also about 18GB in size (the actual virus itself will be a fraction of that - the rest of the data will just be garbage) which adds to the look of legitimacy, we guess.

Anyway, the things you need to take from this post are:


  1. GTA V for PC has not been announced. Click here to see all known information on the matter.
  2. Piracy is bad.
  3. If you want to play GTA V you'll need a PS3 or Xbox 360.

Via: WCCF Tech

Matt Stone

Founder of GTA BOOM, Matt has been a long-time fan of the GTA series ever since he came across Grand Theft Auto III for rent in his local video store. It's been an obsession since! When he isn’t tweaking the content on GTA BOOM, you’ll find him working on the server or making other improvements to hopefully make the site better. He's also gets his GTA 5 time in, of course. Find Matt on Twitter.