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Grand Theft Auto V Leads to Grand Theft Spam?

Security vendor Trend Micro is warning about a spam campaign that is targeting gamers looking to play "Grand Theft Auto V" (GTA V) on the PC.

GTA V is the latest iteration of the popular gaming franchise, but to date, the game has only been available on gaming consoles and not on the PC. The spam campaign is offering victims a beta invite to the GTA V on the PC as bait that ultimately leads to a malware infection.

Christopher Budd, Trend Micro's threat communications manager, explained to eWEEK that the malware comes as an executable named "your promo code." He added that the victim has to open the zip file and run the executable for the malware to work.

Read the full story at eWEEK:
Grand Theft Auto V Can Cause Malware Infection on PCs

Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at InternetNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @TechJournalist.