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Black Widow exploited by cyber criminals for scamming activities



Black Widow exploited by cyber criminals for scamming activities

The theatrical release of Black Widow it has been postponed several times due to the pandemic. Now the film is ready for theatrical release. In the meantime, however, Kaspersky found a number of scamming activities related to the new Marvel movie. Cybercriminals, in fact, are trying to use the new Black Widow to carry out different types of cyber attacks, distributing malicious files or starting phishing activities.

The Black Widow movie is used by cybercriminals to spread malicious files and for phishing activities

According to Kaspersky’s analysis, Black Widow it has already been used in the past to attempt to spread cyber threats. The team noted a series of spikes related to the various release dates announced for the film (as mentioned, postponed several times due to the pandemic). It should also be noted that Kaspersky also spotted a number of phishing websites designed for steal credentials of the spectators. These sites entice users to sign up with the false promise of guaranteeing watching the expected movie in streaming.

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Kaspersky’s comment

Anton V. Ivanov, Kaspersky security expert, like the results of the latest Kaspersky investigation: “The release of great films has always aroused great anticipation from viewers, but not only, cybercriminals are also very interested in this form of entertainment for spreading threats, phishing pages and spam emails. In this period, we have seen an intensification of scamming activities related to Black Widow, the release of which has been awaited by fans around the world for some time. “