“Black Widow” digital premier a cover for malware and scams, says Kaspersky

Phishing, malicious files and other forms of fraud have followed the highly awaited movie since it was first delayed due to COVID-19. On the eve of its actual release, the scams have begun anew.

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Superhero film “Black Widow” is finally getting its official release on July 9, and Kaspersky is warning that scammers are using the highly anticipated movie as a way to make off with watcher’s credit card information and commit other cybercrimes. 

Marvel superhero films are arguably some of the hottest movies in the world, and none is currently hotter than “Black Widow,” which has had its release pushed repeatedly back due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Originally slated for release on May 1, 2020, then Nov. 6, 2020, and then May 7, 2021, before finally getting its (presumably) final release date of July 9. …

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