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”.

Written by Jim O Brien/CEO

CEO in the transport industry, mobile tech fan 20 years, mobile consultant, Nokia/Microsoft VIP, HTC Specialist, Multiple forum supporter with worldwide top rankings, I also work in the background in the mobile technology sector, weekly radio show, Featured on the RTE consumer show and Cavan TV.Award winning Technology reviewer and blogger.Part time actor and security professional and brutally honest when it comes to opinions.

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