Beware! Hackers steal bank info via ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ free movie link

Cybersecurity researchers on Friday warned that fraudsters are tricking people and stealing their bank details via
phishing links based on the new film ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’.

Kaspersky researchers observed intensified activity from fraudsters ahead of the film’s premiere and found numerous examples of
phishing websites set up to steal viewers’ bank details.

To watch the new superhero film ahead of the premiere, people were asked to register and enter their credit card information.

After that, money was debited from their card and payment data gleaned by cybercriminals, but no early viewing of the film was available.

In other cases, victims who wanted to download the movie end up installing malicious and unwanted programmes, Adwares and even
Trojans.

“With the excitement surrounding the release of the newest Spider-Man film, the inattention of thrilled viewers is being abused by cybercriminals. The premiere of ‘No Way Home’ is no exception but an attractive lure to spread threats and phishing pages,” said cybersecurity researchers.

“To boost interest in the phishing pages, fraudsters do not use official posters from the film, but rather fan art featuring all the Spider-Man actors. With such posters, cybercriminals want to attract more attention from fans,” the report noted.

“We encourage users to be alert to the pages they visit and not download files from unverified sites,” said Tatyana Shcherbakova, security expert at Kaspersky, adding that avoid links promising early viewings of films or TV series.

Source: IANS