New Moon malware warning
Looks like even malware developers are getting on the Twilight action.
Reports have surfaced that there's a new malware out there promising an online interview with Stephenie Meyer, when in fact, it will cause a malware to suck up all your computer info.
According to PC Tools (www.pctools.com) fans searching for more information about her and the movie will come across a site promising an online interview. Instead, it’s a “Vampire Byte” to suck out your financial information and install malware on your computer.
How the scam works:
First, a user searches online “Stephenie Meyer” and a result for “Stephenie Meyer at 365Multimedia.com” returns with a description of “Stephanie Meyer interview on Twilight the movie starring Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart”
When clicked on, this link then redirect users to a window informing them that they are infected with malware and they are then advised to download a phony antivirus software product to get rid of the infection.
As they download and install the phony antivirus software they are asked for credit card information
Malware is then installed on the user’s computer and any financial information entered is sent off to cybercriminals—and no one gets any information about Twilight
Be safe, Twilighters!