Twilight fans are hot targets for cybercriminals, warns anti-virus firm Norton

Interaksyon.com reports that anti-virus firm Norton has sent out a warning for Twilight fans. According to Norton, fans looking to get updates are very well likely to end up in traps set by wolves in sheep's clothing. Cybercriminals know the fans are especially vulnerable since they’re anticipating the release of the latest installment in the series, Breaking Dawn.

Interaksyon.com reports that anti-virus firm Norton has sent out a warning for Twilight fans.  Cybercriminals know that they’re especially vulnerable since they’re anticipating the release of the latest installment in the series, Breaking Dawn.

 

According to the report, Norton "noted an increase in malicious links showing up in search pages of popular terms related to series." Some of the popular search terms that have compromised links, include "nude pictures of Taylor Lautner," "Robert and Kristin kissing," and "Twilight true love."

 

Other searches that are also turning up "poisoned results" tend to be for photos, trailers, clips, casting information and plot details on the series.

 

Norton explained: "When clicked, these ’poisoned’ links can automatically put viruses, key-logging programs (where criminals can monitor everything you type), and other nasty infected software on your smartphone, computer or tablet."

 

For more information, log on to Interaksyon.com.

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