Now-a-days cyber criminals are using popular events, current developments and even movie premieres to attract people who seek free or pirated content and exploiting.
A recent online scam which promises viewers to download the recent “Twilight – New Moon” movie is found to install malware in PCs.
The entire process of this scam is as follows…
- Viewers are lured with the text websites, chat rooms and blogs that read: “Watch New Moon Full Movie.” Comment posts with related keywords are also used simultaneously to attract more search engines.
- Search results for the movie then link users to stolen images from the movie itself, convincing the fan that the movie is only one click away.
- When they click on the “movie player” they are told to install a “streamviewer”.
- The streamviewer, however, installs malware on the user’s computer.
Don’t get enticed by such scams to get downloads without verifying if the sources are genuine or not. It can turn up to be more hectic not only in terms of cost but also in terms of toil and time. And the entire accountability will fall upon none other than you.