Scammers are exploiting the release of Spider-Man: No Way Home movie to steal credit card and banking data along with harvesting login credentials of unsuspected users, Kaspersky has warned.
Since the dawn of the COVID-19 era, online streaming of films has increased significantly. This has provided scammers with an exclusive new opportunity to exploit the most anticipated released through scams and infected pirated versions.
Scammers Taking Advantage of New Spiderman Movie
Reportedly, scammers are exploiting the latest superhero release, Spider-Man: No Way Home, released earlier this week, to spread phishing sites and malicious files.
Ahead of the movie’s premiere, researchers at Kaspersky noted an intensified activity from scammers as numerous phishing sites popped up offering exclusive copies of the movie before its release. Kaspersky security expert Tatyana Shcherbakova noted how cybercriminals exploit the hype and excitement surrounding the movie.
“Fans’ expectations are through the roof right now, arguably higher than for any film. Everyone who has ever been a fan of Spider-Man has their