Starcraft II Wings of Liberty Available For Download From Torrents But Infected with Malware

Written By Sam on 29 July 2010
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Blizzard’s real-time strategy game sequel Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty was launched worldwide on July 27th. It is sequel to the Starcraft I that was released way back in 1998. Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty is already available for download from many torrent sites and file sharing websites. However, there are reports of fake Starcraft II files being infected with Malware.

Most samples that pretend to be Starcraft-related files, available for free on file sharing networks including BitTorrent trackers and warez websites, are actually illegal, pirated copies of the game from Blizzard and are infected with the malicious code.

“’Starcraft_II.exe’ (Sha1: ae648158b87d1513d2777ddb2233d3e83e2741c9) contains a file named “WinUpdate.exe”, which is actually malicious and is detected as VirTool:Win32/VBInject.gen!DM. This is a generic detection for Visual Basic-compiled files that attempt to load other malware by injecting code into different processes,” revealed Andrei Saygo and Francis Tan Seng, from the Microsoft Malware Protection Center.

“Another interesting file we saw is “StarCraft.2.Wings.Of.Liberty.CLONEDVD-WW TRAINER.exe” (Sha1: fdaa5abd53256a3fb0ddca5d3dead622768b3ab2). We detect this file as Worm:Win32/Rebhip.A. After a bit of research, we found that it is available to download through the BitTorrent protocol. Worm:Win32/Rebhip.A is a worm capable of stealing sensitive information from your computer by logging keystrokes and gathering passwords,” Saygo added.

So if you are planning to download Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty from torrents then better avoid it and get a legal copy else you will end up loosing your valuable data because of the Malware. After Windows 7, office 2010 and Mac its now time for Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty to be leaked on the Torrents.

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