The legion of pirates back into the fold.
“Winter Is Coming,” the very first episode of the show, was the one most actively used by cybercriminals.
The question is:
Does the latest episode “Winter-fell” face a bigger threat?
“Game of Thrones accounted for 17% of all the infected pirated content in 2018, with 20,934 users attacked, despite being the only TV show in the list that didn’t have new episodes released (that year),” the Moscow-based firm’s recent research revealed.
The first and last episodes are especially plagued with malware.
It has been wider observed that since the beginning of Game of throne Season 1, the viewership has been indulged in downloading the episodes through torrent illegally. This has been a hysteria since years, and now has become a phenomenon.
The return of HBO’s Game of Thrones to the TV screen has drawn record viewership.
More than 200,000 users are actively sharing the episode on BitTorrent, according to TorrentFreak.