Although there is a ban on movie piracy, torrent websites continue to thrive on the internet. Consumers using devious ways including VPN apps download various popular movies and TV series.
But many do not understand that some cybercriminals disguised to attract potential victims, configure fake torrent websites to offer entertainment content, which is also accompanied by malware.
In the latter case, the bad actors are making good use of the Spider-Man: No Way HomeIt is a popular prey for naive users. The new Marvel movie has already grossed $ 1 billion in ticket sales and is named blockbuster of the year.
While many line up in theaters to see Spider-Man on screen, others prefer to see him in the cozy comfort of their home.
However, ReasonsLab has reported that threat actors are offering movie files with malware on bogus websites. The Trojan is said to be very good at avoiding Windows Defender detection on PCs, as it uses “legitimate” names for files and processes.
Once inside the PC, it is said to activate bots on the PC to mine cryptocurrencies. Although there are no reports of threats to the PC owner’s data, the bots put a strain on the processor and affect the normal operation of the computer and consume more power, without the owner knowing. Unless there is good security software on the computer to detect the malware.
How is the cryptocurrency mined?
Cryptocurrency mining is a complex puzzle solving process and this is energy-intensive work. You need a computer network to work together to solve the puzzle and earn rewards.
So in this case, cybercriminals try to hijack computers to make use of the system CPU and sometimes the GPU and put them to work to mine cryptocurrencies.
Readers have been warned to be careful about downloading files from websites developed by an unknown publisher, and furthermore, it is not a good practice to watch pirated movies. Be a good citizen and watch it in theaters. Or if you’re ready to wait more, the new Spider-Man movie will certainly hit any of the legal platforms like Disney + Hot Star or Netflix or Amazon Prime Video, or other Over-The-Top apps in the near future. .
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