Erotic Japanese Game "Cross Days" Tricks Pirates Into Posting Personal Info Online

If you’re trying to pirate the Japanese erotic manga game Cross Days–and I don’t care what people say, I love that I live in a world where I can type that phrase–you should know that the game’s developers are wise to you, and they’re going to do their best to shame and embarrass you.

According to, game installers floating around Japanese P2P networks come loaded with the digital version of a social disease, a trojan that “gathers data from the computer and pretends to take a survey of players, including asking for personal information.” Then it uploads this information and a screenshot of the person’s desktop to a public website (slightly NSFW).

The fake installer seems specific to Japan; I’m not sure any company would risk the class-action lawsuit smackdown that would happen in the U.S., at least not after Sony’s rootkit fiasco a few years back.

“Wait, pirates! That Cross Days download is a trap!” [Japanator via Destructoid]

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