The success of the TV adaption of this PlayStation game 'The Last of Us' has been a huge hit for fans. Unfortunately, this new series has attracted bad actors to exploit for their own financial gain.
Security experts at Kaspersky have found two campaigns - first with hackers attempting to deliver malware, and the second is a phishing campaign luring victims for banking, identity, and financial data.
In the first campaign, threat actors are building websites to advertise the PC version of the popular video game for download. But it's really an attempt to deliver malware as this video game has never been available for PC. The second campaign is using email with an offer of an activation code for the game directly on PlayStation. However, victims are asked to pay a 'commission fee' that asks for their login credentials and credit card data.
The best way to protect against these types of scams is to use your best judgement - if something’s too good to be true, it probably is. You should also never give any login credentials or financial information over the phone and/or email to an unknown source. New-school security awareness training can help your users know how to spot the warning signs and report any suspicious activity online.
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