Suspicious “Grand Theft Auto 5” PC multiplayer beta emails are being sent out to players. According to a report from Kotaku on March 19, a few online criminals are trying to get users to download a malware called “BKDR_ANDROM.ATG” by disguising it as a code to get into the online play test for the rumored computer version of “GTA 5.”
Trend Micro disclosed that they do not know how many people have been caught up in the scheme. However, the online security company is trying to “spread awareness of this issue to help contain this problem.” You can find some screens from the open-world action-adventure video game on the PS3 and Xbox 360 with the media gallery to the left of this article as well as the statement from the software company below:
At this time we don't have an indication of how many people it has caused problems for. Trend Micro is trying to spread awareness of this issue to help contain this problem.
Rockstar Games, the publisher of the video game, has not yet indicated that “GTA 5” would be released for the PC. However, an ongoing online petition is showing that hundreds of thousands are fans are waiting for the sequel to eventually arrive on personal computers. It seems like a few online criminals decided to take advantage of the fandom by tricking users into installing a malware.
“GTA 5” first came out on the aforesaid PS3 and Xbox 360 consoles last year. It has sold more than 32.5 million copies on just two platforms.