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Cyber-crooks Exploit Video Game, Pro Evolution Soccer 2012

Researchers from GFI Software warn that the eleventh time revised sequence from Konami namely Pro Evolution Soccer 2012 in addition to being gamers' favorite, is also the enthusiasm of cyber-criminals who've started exploiting its popularity for carrying out their malevolent activities.

Importantly, Pro Evolution Soccer 2012 that in abbreviated form is PES 2012 while officially called World Soccer: Winning Eleven 2012 within Asia, is essentially one video game.

Originally, the researchers spotted one YouTube movie file that touted a web-link pointing to the entire football match while it also offered key generators, serial nos. and crack for the match.

As for the description within the movie, it states that PES group has issued the Keygen -PES 2012, which's a working license sequence related to Pro Evolution Soccer 2012 within many languages. A Crack is provided in the NFO file consisting of all the information for end-users, while there are instructions within the language file too, the description continues.

There's also a web-link contained in the description that connects with Mediafire, one kind of file-hosting facility that individuals, professionals and businesses can use for free. The Mediafire has a download page that's supposed to provide the keygen for the soccer match. And the zipped archive having Mediafire's hosting service consists of one text, HTML and another file, the third with the keygen.

Curiously, the password expected inside the text archive isn't there rather there's one condensed URL from where the password can be obtained. Moreover, the URL, in reality, produces one online-survey, which end-users must complete prior to the password being given.

However, once that's completed and the password obtained for executing the keygen, the end-user most certainly ends up loading malicious software onto his system. This malicious software is the sophisticated ZeroAccess rootkit with which crucial files of operating systems are overwritten. Luckily, according to GFI researchers, nearly all anti-virus solutions can spot ZeroAccess.

Anyhow, users can remain safe from the above discussed malware scam by buying the video in question solely from trustworthy sellers. Besides, they must have the most recent AV application installed that's maintained up-to-date regularly, security specialists suggest.

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