Millions of Hogwarts Legacy game fans are at risk from this scam

Millions of Hogwarts Legacy game fans are at risk from this scam


As is often the case with very popular games, hackers are very effective in duping fans with free or very attractive offers. 

The experts have noticed that crooks have created dangerous fake download links specifically around the game due to its massive popularity.

“Windows PC gamers looking to download Hogwarts Legacy are particularly targeted by this campaign which may get you installed malware, especially if the game is offered for free,” NordVPN's statement wrote.

Marijus Briedis, cybersecurity expert at NordVPN, says: Global demand for Hogwarts Legacy and recent changes in the gaming industry have given hackers a gateway into the world of Harry Potter.< /em>

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“Physical sales of PC and console games have rapidly fallen in favor of online download platforms which now dominate the market. Very few games can match the hype that surrounds Hogwarts Legacy, giving cybercriminals the perfect way to tempt fans with fake download links promising an early or free version of the game. ”

< p>Once clicked, these links are likely to infect your device with a form of malware that can be used to track you or steal personal data.

To defend against these scams, be sure to only download games from official sites.

Hogwarts Legacy

About Hogwarts Legacy

Based on the novels by Harry Potter, Hogwarts Legacy is a recently released open-world action role-playing game set in the wizarding world. Avalanche Software and Warner Bros. Games have done a wonderful job with this title, where players can take control of the action and can lead their adventure.

For the first time, experience Hogwarts in the 1800s. You play as a student holding the key to an ancient secret that threatens to tear the wizarding world apart. Now you can take control of the action and be at the center of your own adventure in the wizarding world. Your legacy belongs to you.

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