Expert Advice on News that Fake Movie Streaming Service Leads to Malware

By   ISBuzz Team
Writer , Information Security Buzz | May 31, 2021 04:37 am PST

It has been reported that a prolific phishing campaign is attempting to trick people into believing they’ve subscribed to a movie-streaming service to coerce them into calling a phone number to cancel – where someone will guide them through a procedure that infects their computer with BazaLoader malware. BazaLoader creates a backdoor onto Windows machines that can be used as an initial access vector for delivering additional malware attacks – including ransomware. The notorious Ryuk ransomware is commonly delivered via BazaLoader, meaning a successful compromise by cybercriminals could have extremely damaging consequences.