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Pirated games helped a malware campaign compromise 3.2 million PCs

Pirated games helped a malware campaign compromise 3.2 million PCs

A trojan virus that infected millions of PCs and stole 1.2 terabytes of personal information was largely spread through illegal software, including pirated games and a cracked version of Adobe Photoshop, security researchers from NordLocker said. Inside the treasure trove of stolen data were 1.1 million unique email addresses and 26 million login credentials, among other things.

NordLocker says a hacker group accidentally revealed the location of the database containing the stolen data, and once NordLocker was privy, it worked with a third-party company that specializes in researching data breaches to evaluate the database’s contents.

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