It is not uncommon for attackers to take advantage of popular movies or TV shows to bait victims into visiting a malicious site. Kaspersky has discovered a combination of more than 30 websites and social media accounts that claim to distribute a free copy of the newest Star Wars movie. In reality the site will steal credit card information when hopeful Star Wars fans attempt to register for the fake video streaming service portal. Additionally, the team at Kaspersky found approximately 65 malicious files disguised as “The Rise of Skywalker” along with accounts that were promoting the movie on malicious streaming sites. Instead of a viewing of the new movie, malware was the star of the show when users attempted to download copies. Kaspersky stated, “So far, 83 users have already been affected by 65 malicious files disguised as copies of the upcoming movie.” That number may continue to rise through the weekend.
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