Pirates keen to get their hands on an apparently leaked version of Grand Theft Auto V are being hit with a Trojan virus hidden in the file.
TomsGuide reports that a file masquerading as a PC version of Rockstar's game – which, in fact, does not exist as the game is currently only scheduled for PS3 and Xbox 360 – actually installs a version of Double Fine's The Cave.
From that point users are prompted to complete a survey in order to obtain the serial number, part of which requires that participants send off a text message that then charges accounts €1 per day. AND it installs a Trojan.
So pretty grotty all round.
It's not uncommon for big games to leak out ahead of release and with such huge anticipation surrounding Rockstar's title there's a nervous wait to see if the final code can be locked down and kept safe until the day of release on September 17th.