If someone accidentally puts some personal information online, you’d hope that others wouldn’t prey on the mistake. Unfortunately, mercy is a rare commodity on the internet, as a few honest (albeit preventable) mistakes have cost some game streamers their copies of Grand Theft Auto V. As Kotaku reports, when the new PC edition of the game launches, the first thing it offers up is a splash screen with your registration key displayed at the bottom. That’s a problem for those who unwittingly started the stream a few moments too soon, since the information was quickly screenshotted and the game was promptly stolen. Today’s lesson, then, has two parts: people are terrible, and don’t stream GTA V until you’re sure your desktop is clear.
- Ross (@MrBossFTW) April 13, 2015