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Netflix malware and phishing campaigns help build emerging black market

By Ciara Alarcon - on 10 May 2016, 12:54pm

Netflix malware and phishing campaigns help build emerging black market

 

Netflix’s success has attracted the attention of attackers to steal users’ credentials and add them to black markets focused on providing access to the streaming service for cheaper prices.

One malware campaign involves malicious files posing as Netflix software on computer’s desktop. The files are downloaders that open the Netflix home page as a trap and secretly download Infostealer.Banload.

Banload steals banking information from the affected computer.
The files are most likely downloaded by users who may have been tricked by fake advertisements or offers free or cheaper access to Netflix.

Meanwhile, in these phishing campaigns, attackers redirect users to a fake Netflix website to trick users into providing their login credentials, personal information, and payment card details.

Symantec advises users to only download the Netflix application from official sources. Also, users should not take advantage of services that appear to offer Netflix for free or a reduced price, as they may contain malicious files or steal data.

Source: Symantec