Cyber security researchers warn of fake streams of the new James Bond movie designed to infect user devices and steal their personal information.
In the course of the release of, researchers for the Russian cybersecurity firm Kaspersky discovered and analyzed several malicious files disguised as the movie. The malware included Trojans designed to create a backdoor in a user’s computer and collect login information along with adware and ransomware. But Kaspersky says it seems that not many people have tried to download the files yet.
The researchers also found a number of phishing sites offering streams of the film. After watching the first few minutes of the movie, users were asked to sign up to continue watching and were asked to enter their credit card information.
But after registration is complete, Kaspersky says the user can not continue to view. Money is charged on their cards, and cybercriminals get the card information to potentially be used for more fraud.