Cyber security analysts on Friday warned of fraudsters who could deceive people with phishing links based on the new “an-Spider-Man: No Way Home” movie and steal their bank details. Kaspersky researchers found an increase in the activity of fraudsters prior to the film’s premiere and found several examples of phishing sites set up to steal visitors’ bank details. To preview the new superhero movie, people were asked to register and enter their credit card information.
After that, the money was debited from their card and the payment data was collected by cyber criminals, but the picture could not be seen in advance. “With the excitement surrounding the release of the latest Spider-Man movie, the inattention of thrilled audiences is being used by cybercriminals. The premiere of ‘No Way Home’ is no exception, but an attraction for spreading threats and phishing pages,” said cyber security researchers. Superhero movies have always attracted a lot of fans’ attention, so their trailers are especially explored.
There are many speculations and rumors on the internet about “No Way Home”. For example, Toby Maguire and Andrew Garfield are rumored to be returning as Spider-Man in their respective films, ”the report said. While there is no conclusive evidence that they will, fans have already developed their own theories.
“In order to arouse interest in phishing pages, fraudsters do not use official movie posters, but fan art that includes all of the Spider-Man actors. With such posters, cyber criminals want to get more fan attention, ”the report states.
In most of the cases analyzed, Kaspersky researchers found movie downloaders capable of installing other unwanted programs, as well as other adware and Trojans.
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