Billions of iPhone and Android owners warned of ‘cursed movie’ – one click steals your money and puts you in danger

It’s almost time for the Oscars and cybercriminals are hoping to cash in on unsuspecting movie fans.

Kaspersky security experts warn that one of the most popular Oscar-nominated films is being used to steal data and even money from people.

Security experts warn of a fake movie scam


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Scammers aim to create fake websites that offer victims a fake chance to stream nominated movies for free.

The goal is to steal personal and banking information from victims and sell them on the dark web.

Kaspersky experts have found several websites that aim to do just that.

They charge “small subscription fees” and promise access to movies, but all they really do is steal your banking information.

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The experts warn that victims then become vulnerable to unauthorized transactions.

Movies offered by scammers include Everything Everywhere All at Once and Avatar 2.

If an offer to stream a movie seems too good to be true, it probably is.

Olga Svistunova, security researcher at Kaspersky, said: “The 2023 Oscars are lucrative for cybercriminals, who intensify their malicious activities every year.

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“It is important to be extra cautious during this event and to verify the authenticity of any website offering free movie streaming.

“Don’t fall for fake websites or giveaway scams that trick users into giving away their personal information.

“Always use reputable streaming services and double check the authenticity of the site.”

Kaspersky recommends verifying the authenticity of websites before entering personal information.

You should also be wary of websites that promise early viewing of movies before they are released. Billions of iPhone and Android owners warned of ‘cursed movie’ – one click steals your money and puts you in danger

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