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Watching movies and TV series from pirate sites may lead to the entry to the device viruses and spyware, hidden cryptainer and withdrawals from Bank cards. About it RIA Novosti was told by the interviewed experts.
According to the specialist on cyber security, “Kaspersky Lab” Dmitry Galova, criminals under the guise of entertainment content and advertising to spread malware: add them to files with names of popular shows, as well as using well known brands to conduct phishing attacks. “Among the threats there are various Trojans that allow, for example, delete or block data, or steal passwords from online banking, as well as spyware, which you can use to access information on the device,” he warned.
Consultant, Center of information security of the company “infosistemy Dzhet” Alexander Hong added that pirate resources can request data of social networks, passport details or Bank card, for example, under the pretext of registration of the trial period. As a result, data can be compromised, money is stolen and the user will be faced with blackmail and extortion.
The CTO Qrator Labs Artem Gavrichenkov in turn said that if to view a video website requires you to download additional software such as Java or Flash Player, it should immediately close. “In any case, no files, including application files, and files specified as videos or documents to download from such sites is impossible”, — said the expert.
Russians advised to have an antivirus on all devices and use only legal content. “The cost of a monthly subscription at the many excellent legal resources for watching TV shows and movies, is now a very small amount, comparable to the cost of good chocolate,” concluded the Director of the office of information technologies ESET Russia Ruslan Suleymanov.
Video, photo All from Russia.