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Netflix Phishing And Malware Campaigns Build Growing Black Market

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Lester Coleman is a veteran business journalist based in the United States. He has covered the payments industry for several years and is available for writing assignments.


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Netflix Phishing And Malware Campaigns Build Growing Black Market

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Netflix’s expansion to 130 new regions has boosted the market for stolen Netflix passwords, according to Symantec, a Mountain View, Calif.-based technology security company. Netflix’s streaming service is currently available in 190 regions. Symantec noted that phishing campaigns and malware are targeting Netflix users’ information. The hackers add the users’ information to a growing black market that offers cheaper access to the service. How It Works One such campaign uses malicious files that pose as Netflix software on compromised computer desktops. Once the downloaded files execute, the Netflix home page opens as a decoy. Infostealer Banload secretly downloads, then steals…

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Lester Coleman

Lester Coleman

Lester Coleman is a veteran business journalist based in the United States. He has covered the payments industry for several years and is available for writing assignments.

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