Spider-Man being used by scammers to steal data & infect devices

Phishing websites are looking to take advantage of the popular franchise as fans rush to avoid spoilers

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — The Better Business Bureau of Nebraska is sharing a new report about scammers preying on the excitement surrounding the new Spider-Man film that hit theaters last week.

Anti-virus provider Kaspersky says it’s tracking a rise in phishing websites that began popping up ahead of the premiere of “No Way Home.”

It says these sites ask people to register using a credit card to stream the movie.

While the transaction goes through, there’s no move to speak of.

In addition to stealing money and payment data, cyber-criminals are uploading malicious files that people download thinking they’re the movie.

Kaspersky is urging everyone to be extra alert about the websites they’re visiting and to not download files from any unverified sources.

 

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