Beware of the Cyber Scam related to James bond movie No time to Die

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Within a few hours of release of the actor Daniel Craig’s movie ‘No time to Die’, Cybersecurity firm Kaspersky has uncovered a cyber scam that has revolved around the long awaited release of the James Bond movie that is the 5th and final installment of a renowned actor as James Bond 007 spy.

From the past 7-8 days, few threat actors were seen launching email related cyber attack campaigns that dodged victims by downloading a fake video file pertaining to the leaked copy of No Time to Die.

In reality, there is no video file and is instead a malware infected file that leads the victim either to malicious pop-ups, digital advertisements, phishing websites or to ransomware scams.

Therefore, the security analysts of Kaspersky are urging online users to stay cautious while accessing emails sent by unknown senders as they can be laced with Trojans or malicious programs such as adware or credential stealing malware that can give cyber criminals a backdoor to access a victim’s sensitive data.

Nowadays, most of the movie lovers are interested in watching their favorite movies online, as some are being premiered directly through an OTT Platform. So, in order to cash such a trend, cyber crooks are seen duping the public by sending phishing emails to make easy money.

A similar scam has been detected on famous messaging platforms, such as WhatsApp and telegram as well. Here, hackers are seen circulating a simple questionnaire that, when answered, makes them eligible for free movie tickets. But in reality, the questionnaire is a kind of malicious link that leads the victim to a website that can induce espionage related Trojans thereafter onto the targeted device of the victim.

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Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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