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Crooks use Star Wars saga as bait in Phishing and malware attacks

January 2, 2020

Cybercriminals leverage popular movies like Star Wars to lure users into downloading malware to watch exclusive scenes or the full movie.

Experts at Kaspersky have analyzed some threats that exploit the new Star Wars movie The Rise of Skywalker as bait for unaware users.

Just before the official release, on December 20, cybercriminals have flooded social networks and the internet with rogue websites and files offering previews of the ‘The Rise of Skywalker’ movie and free steams.

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