Urgent warning to gamers over FAKE Grand Theft Auto 6 download links that can ... trends now

Urgent warning to gamers over FAKE Grand Theft Auto 6 download links that can ... trends now
Urgent warning to gamers over FAKE Grand Theft Auto 6 download links that can ... trends now

Urgent warning to gamers over FAKE Grand Theft Auto 6 download links that can ... trends now

The highly anticipated trailer for Grand Theft Auto 6 emerged online yesterday Cybercriminals have swooped in to target gamers with fake download links

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After years of anticipation, the trailer for Grand Theft Auto 6 finally emerged online yesterday. 

Millions of eager gamers flocked to watch the trailer, which quickly set the record for the most YouTube views in 24 hours after racking up nearly 100 million hits. 

Now, it seems cybercriminals have jumped on the bandwagon, and are targeting unsuspecting gamers with fake download links. 

Worryingly, clicking on these links can flood your device with malware capable of tracking you or stealing your personal data. 

Here's everything you need to know - including how to spot the fake download links. 

After years of anticipation, the trailer for Grand Theft Auto 6 finally emerged online yesterday. Millions of eager gamers flocked to watch the trailer, which quickly set the record for the most YouTube views in 24 hours after racking up nearly 100 million hits

After years of anticipation, the trailer for Grand Theft Auto 6 finally emerged online yesterday. Millions of eager gamers flocked to watch the trailer, which quickly set the record for the most YouTube views in 24 hours after racking up nearly 100 million hits

Cybercriminals have jumped on the bandwagon, and are targeting unsuspecting gamers with fake download links (stock image)

Cybercriminals have jumped on the bandwagon, and are targeting unsuspecting gamers with fake download links (stock image)

'GTA VI' will be released in 2025 and is set in fictional Vice City - reminiscent of Miami that was last seen in the hit franchise's 2006 instalment. 

It also appears to feature the first playable female character in the series.

With physical sales of PC and console games falling rapidly, digital downloads now dominate the market. 

And experts at NordVPN warn that bad actors are trying to tempt fans with fake download links, promising a 'free', 'leaked', or 'trial' version of the game, ahead of its release in 2025.  

According to Marijus Briedis, CTO at NordVPN, similar attempts have been identified around the release of other popular games like

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