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Jul 2 2007   2:57PM GMT

Fake Grand Theft Auto ad downloads malware

Leigha Leigha Cardwell Profile: Leigha

Attackers are using YouTube to dupe gaming enthusiasts into downloading malware, FaceTime Security Labs is warning in its SpywareGuide blog.

The YouTube video is safe, just the bait to get users to click on a link and download the infection. At the end of the video, a site is listed where people can supposedly go to download the game. In reality, those who go to the site are infected with files that shut the computer down, the lab says.

The attack tries to pop up a window saying “GTA VIRUS YOUR INFECTED HAHAHA!!!”

Given the number of YouTube watchers these days, it’s no surprise that attackers are trying to exploit it.

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