December 22, 2023

Online fraudsters have been so brazen as of late with banking scams and phishing scams, especially during the pandemic when businesses and consumers have relied on digital alternatives to important tasks and responsibilities.

Now they’ve hit once more, this time exploiting the fanaticism for superhero films, taking advantage of the excitement and hype following the release of Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios’ “Spider Man: No Way Home.”

‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ Credit Card Scam: Cybercriminals Steal Financial Details Through Phishing Sites, Downloaders

These cybercriminals are using the blockbuster film to phish financial information, such as credit card and bank account details, from unsuspecting fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Hack Read noted.

Coinciding with the Friday release of the film, unscrupulous phishing sites have gone online, offering supposed genuine copies of the movie, researchers at the cybersecurity company Kaspersky said.

These phishing sites urge users upon registration to enter their credit card information to get full access of the film. When these users enter their credit card data, the scammers then debit the amount and steal all the payment information off the card. After the supposed payment was completed and hackers had stolen all the needed information, users could not view the movie.

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