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Pirated Inception Copies Used to Spread Malware

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Pirated Inception Copies Used to Spread Malware

Titles such as Robin Hood and Predators are leveraged by attackers in the same way

Pirated copies of the biggest blockbuster of the summer, Christopher Nolan's Inception, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, are being used by attackers to spread malware. According to BitDefender, the Wimad Trojan horse has been packaged into multiple bootlegged movies offered for download free of charge through various illegal third-party sources, including BitTorrent trackers. But Inception is only one example in which attackers are preying on unsuspecting victims. Additional titles such as Robin Hood and Predators are also being used in the same manner, tricking users into infected themselves with malicious code.

Users that will fall for the social engineering trick employed by attacks will download and install malware on their systems, compromising the computers. Movie fans should steer clear of pirated content as they risk getting infected with malicious code, and essentially handing over control over their machines to the attacker.

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