Following the recent announcement in the independent which refers to the amount of times that people have illegally streamed this seasons series of Game of Thrones, please see the article here.
RiskIQ comments – Last year research from RiskIQ, the leader in external threat management, identified over 450 pirate content sites serving Malware to people trying to download or stream illegal versions of Game of Thrones. This reinforces recent RiskIQ research showing that 6 in 10 consumers access pirated content and 75% of this pirated content is often used as the bait to serve malware. After today’s announcement that the most recent series of Game of Thrones was pirated over a billion times, this means there is the potential for a staggering 750 million people to have been exposed to sites serving malware and have openly exposed themselves to potential threats.
“While we’re increasingly hearing that pirate sites are to be avoided, our recent research into people’s behaviour shows that the message is being ignored by many”, commented Colin Verrall, VP EMEA at RiskIQ. “Specific examples like this will hopefully make it more real for people and result in a change in behaviour. It’s not only your internet safety that you put at risk, but your employer’s as well if you use your personal devices to access corporate systems”.