Online security experts Norton have warned that fans of teen vampire franchise Twilight are being targeted by hackers, who are attempting to ‘poison’ links for popular search terms related to the upcoming release of the film Twilight: Breaking Dawn (part 1).
Clicking on some of the links could result in viruses or keyloggers being installed on users’ computers. And there are fears that as the release date of the film, which comes out on November 18th, gets closer there will be a spike in the number of people falling victim to these tricks.
The use of specific ‘marquee’ media events to spread malware is well known. Almost every major media release is accompanied by rogue malware campaigns, as people search for information online and fail to recognise when they’re being targeted.