Despite all the controversy around it, Hogwarts Legacy is one of the most anticipated video games of the year. Millions of fans long to enjoy this experience at any cost. For this reason, there are those who turn to piracy sites to get their copy and play for free before the official launch. However, doing so could compromise the security of your PC and personal information.
This week, Kaspersky, one of the world’s largest cybersecurity companies, issued a statement announcing that users who try to download pirated copies of the Harry Potter video game could be victims of scams and hacks.
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Alert! Hogwarts Legacy fans are easy prey for cyberattacks
According to the company’s researchers, there are already websites offering free Hogwarts Legacy downloads. However, in reality it is a trap to infect users’ PCs with malware, Trojans and other malicious software that not only puts the integrity of the computer equipment at risk, but also the personal information of those affected.
“With such a large fan base, the game has become a target for cybercriminals looking to capitalize on the popularity of the world famous tale. Our advice, as always, is to be vigilant and download games only from official app stores,” said Olga Svistunova, a security expert at Kaspersky.
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It is important to note that Hogwarts Legacy will officially debut on February 10. However, players who pre-ordered the Deluxe Edition were able to access it a couple of days early.
Without a doubt, this Warner Bros. Games and Avalanche Software video game inspired by the magical world of Harry Potter is one of the most anticipated of the year. It already broke a new record for viewers on Twitch, while also debuting on the right foot on Steam.
This is impressive, since Hogwarts Legacy is in the eye of the hurricane due to the controversy that revolves around the writer JK Rowling. Many netizens participated in a boycott, although it seems that this campaign did not have a significant impact on the good reception and success of the open world title.
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Hogwarts Legacy will be available for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X | S and PC starting next February 10. It will be coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch at a later date. Click here to read more related news.
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