Piracy sites are bombarding users with malicious ads to download actual malware

Piracy sites are bombarding users with malicious ads, pushing victims into downloading viruses, malware, and even ransomware, a new report has warned.

Research published by the Digital Citizens Alliance, White Bullet, and Unit 221B found piracy sites, where people seek free content such as movies, series, or sports events, are filled with malvertising – malicious ads that promote scare tactics and other dubious means in order to get people to click on them.

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