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Beware of the Fast and Furious 7 movie Virus

The Fast and Furious 7 movie has been released to the public and thousands of people worldwide are heading towards the cinema’s to watch the Fast and Furious 7 movie, but there is always a group of people which want to watch the movie at home, and they will simply download the Fast and Furious 7 movie from the internet, there is just one big thing, these groups are being targeted by cybercriminals, scammers and hackers that want to take advantage of the Fast and Furious 7 fan which wants to download the full movie from an illegal source.

We have decided to take a look at the Youtube platform for the Fast and Furious 7 movie, and it will not come as a surprise, but the Youtube platform is hosting dozens of malicious Fast and Furious 7 full movies links.

Fast and Furious 7
Fast and Furious 7

The malicious links will lead the Fast and Furious 7 movie fans to malicious websites that will urge the user to perform a couple of actions before they are able to view the full Fast and Furious 7 movie.

The malicious websites will claim that the user has to download a codec to be able to watch the movie, and they will also urge the user to verify their age via a survey which will generate the scammers and cybercriminals an online revenue. The codec which is often demanded is a fake codec which holds a virus. The virus which is hidden in the codec will allow the cybercriminal or hacker to take advantage of the infected user.

Scene from Fast and Furious 7
Scene from Fast and Furious 7

But it is not only the Youtube domain which is providing these malicious movies, the torrent websites like “KickAssTorrents” holds thousands of fake movies which are loaded with malware. The method is one of the oldest known hacking methods and it will guarantee the hackers and cybercriminals to infect a lot of people.

Please stay aware of malicious and fake files which are being shared online and make sure that you stay vigilant. Use an antivirus scanner to remove unwanted applications and files from your computer.

By CWZ

Founder of Cyberwarzone.com.