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Hackers Start Targeting Stranger Things Lovers

Hackers Start Targeting Stranger Things Lovers
Hackers Start Targeting Stranger Things Lovers
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In early July, the fourth season of the long-awaited TV series Stranger Things aired. Despite taking a three-year hiatus due to pandemic delays, the series was highly anticipated and once again topped the charts. Unfortunately, fans’ desire to see new episodes as soon as possible was abused by scammers . Researchers found numerous examples of spam emails and phishing pages designed to steal fans’ money and personal information.

Although new episodes have already been released, fans of the series are still not safe . Because not all of the fans of the series prefer to watch the series from the official site. When users don’t want to pay for a subscription to a streaming service and choose to watch a movie or TV show on an illegal site, they can end up losing their personal information and card data, paying a hefty price for what they think they’re saving.

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Hackers Start Targeting Stranger Things Lovers

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Fans of the Show Are Fooled By Email

Capitalizing on the interest in the popular series, some cybercriminals offered users the ability to “Watch new episodes for just $1” . To access this offer, they were asked to open a new account, enter their address and bank details. After the scammers entered their information, they emptied the victims’ wallets and did not gain access to the new season of their favorite show.

Researchers have also detected spam emails that abuse the popularity of Stranger Things. Such emails are used to sell questionable products and are spread via promotional emails without the consent of the recipient. For example, in one of the spam emails, users were given the opportunity to purchase a limited number of T-shirts related to the new season of Stranger Things. The site supported all languages ​​and currencies for payment. This may not necessarily be a phishing page, but the spammy promotion of advertisements for products and the recent creation of the internet domain itself raises doubts about the safety of sales made from this page .

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