Malware’s Not So Entertaining
A wildly successful book series like The Hunger Games becomes a widely anticipated movie series. That means millions of curious fans on the lookout for sneak peeks, actor bios, author details, and more. Criminals are counting on it.
Rip-off artists promise hard-to-resist content, like leaked videos, to get you to click on their web pages. But security experts are warning that your online search results could be delivering more than you asked for — viruses, keylogging programs, and other malicious software that could instantly infect your smartphone, computer, or tablet, causing it to crash or resulting in scammers getting their hands on your personal information.
What can you do about it? For more on avoiding malware — and what to do if you think you might already be infected — read OnGuard Online’s article about Malware.