Don’t Download those SONY Pirated Films!

December 15, 2014 | By K. Joseph Breheny
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If you are not careful, free can be come at a very high cost.

For several weeks, numerous file sharing sites have been providing at least 5 current and soon to be released films pirated from Sony Pictures in a massive data breach. Thousands have taken advantage of the opportunity to download and view the SONY Pirated films gratis.

Before you join them in their violation of copyright law, consider that file sharing sites are notorious distributors of viruses and malicious software. More specifically, criminal hackers are always eager to take advantage of a hot topic like this to trick people into downloading the software they use to perpetrate financial fraud. The cost of seeing that Sony film could be your bank account!

We’ve seen this film before, so to speak. It could be the latest photos of the Royal baby. It could be those nude celebrity photos stolen from the Apple cloud. People rush to see if they can download them online or respond to an email enticing them to download them. Unfortunately, hackers have set a trap for them and their computer is compromised with the software the criminals need to capture login credentials and account information when the victim visits a financial site or uses a credit card.

Even if you are not actively looking for downloads, one thoughtless click can leave you compromised. Since the worst case can occur at any time that is exactly what Comodo Internet Security (CIS) and Antivirus for Windows 8 are designed for.

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