One reason for the lack of chips and other components is that more people tend to play more than they did before the pandemic. However, this change in consumer behavior has motivated cybercriminals to use malware that simulates PC and mobile addresses to steal your data and even more malware on your device.
This pandemic has had such a profound impact on how the Internet is used that many people find peace of mind when faced with gaming and gaming activities. As a result, both industries experienced healthy growth, and the hardware industry struggled to increase demand for game consoles, CPUs, graphics cards, monitors, and accessories.
According to an analysis by Kaspersky Anti-Virus, it has also provided an opportunity for malicious actors to take advantage of people less connected to technology and the digital entertainment train. To get an idea of the extent of the problem, the company says it has detected and blocked more than 5.8 million attacks in the past nine months of malware and other forms of unwanted software masquerading as computer and mobile games.
For example, reading some comments in the title can show if other people have had a bad experience with it, while stores like Epic Games sometimes allow licensed games. Downloading these games for free from forums and torrent sites can infect your computer with encryption malware, steal your data, or take over accessories like your webcam and microphone.
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Kaspersky stopped 5.8 million malware attacks in 2020, ostensibly known as PC games