Cybercriminals target Harry Potter enthusiasts in new attacks

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Cybercriminals are targeting Harry Potter fans.Moviegoers aren't the only ones looking forward to the upcoming release of the latest Harry Potter movie. According to a recent report from the security software vendor PC Tools, cybercriminals are already taking advantage of the film by using its popularity to proliferate their malicious software.

A number of Harry Potter fans are actively searching the web for previews and sneak peeks of the new movie. These unknowing individuals, however, are clicking a lot of links that lead to infected websites that hackers have created. Once they enter these websites, cybercriminals can trick them into downloading malicious code that may harm their computers or steal their identities.

"I am not sure if their main aim is really to collect survey information, but what I am sure of, is once you submit your personal details to them, they can do whatever they want with it," PC Tools researcher Alan Lee told eSecurity Planet.

Internet users should always be wary of the websites they visit and avoid any suspicious links. This will help protect them from being victimized by cybercriminals.

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