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Pirated Copy of Fallout 4 Steals 4.88 Bitcoin
Fallout 4, an open world action role-playing video game developed by Bethesda Game Studios and published by Bethesda Softworks, officially launched on November 11. Apparently, game-lovers often download the pirated version of these games, but for one gamer, the illegal download cost him over $1500.
Last week, one Reddit user going by the name arkanoah posted, “4.88 BTC was stolen from me, BUT HOW?!”
When another Reddit user “rydan” asked whether a pirated version of Fallout 4 was downloaded, arkanoah’s reply was positive. However, the latter added that the software was checked with antivirus and nothing was found.
One Reddit user asked, “tell me something, kemosabe. if i custom write a virus, right now, do you think your antivirus program will catch it? why or why not?”, to which arkanoah replied “heuristic analysis will catch it”. However, most of other users said that it is unlikely that heuristic analysis will be able to detect it.
Arkanoah said the thief left 0.0095 btc in his wallet and that no transactions were made after 18th August.
Several users condemned the downloading of pirated software. While imthebest33333333 posted, “Serves you right for violating intellectual property”, another Reddit user theskepticalheretic wrote, “/u/arkanoah, you get what you deserve. Sorry for your loss, but not that sorry. Theft begat theft in this instance.”
Geek.com explained that after the stolen 4.88 bitcoin ($1894.95 at the time of writing) hit another wallet, “they were split up, mixed with more coins and are now impossible to trace.”