The success of the movie Avengers: Infinity War caught the attention of thugs who try to make victims through WhatsApp. In the last 24 hours alone, around 50,000 Brazilians have been impacted by a coup attempt that offers free tickets to Marvel's latest production. The complaint of the digital security company PSafe, in a survey released exclusively by TechTudo.
The fake page invites the user to answer a series of questions, how have you seen any Marvel movies ?; Are you of legal age ?; If you like the movie go recommend it to friends and family to watch ?. Psafe experts explained that the answer does not matter, as the website always claims that the Internet user won the pair of tickets.
Avengers message shows Marvel's official website; when clicking, the user reaches the fake page Photo: Divulgao / PSafe
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The next step proposed by the scam is the need to share the same message with 30 friends or WhatsApp groups. This strategy allows the coup to gain scale quickly, impacting a large number of users from the most diverse regions, says Emilio Simoni, director of the DFNDR LAB.
The message draws attention by displaying the address marvel.com in the previous link. The site belongs to the Disney Group. However, when opening the page, the user arrives at a website with a final .club. Criminals display fake comments similar to those on Facebook to try to give page credibility.
The digital security company explains that hackers often use alternative domains, such as .club, .pw, among others, due to the low cost of registration and greater difficulty in removal. These domains are typically available from smaller providers.
Most of the time, cybercriminals are able to register the domain using fake credit cards. Until the provider finds out, the scam has already been disseminated to thousands of people, reports PSafe.
Pgina says that the user was selected to win a pair of tickets Photo: Divulgao / PSafe
Simoni recommends using technological tools to check if a shared address via WhatsApp is true. There are applications that assist in this task, as well as specialized websites for checking websites. PSafe also advises people to be wary of messages that they can share with friends to gain something.
The same coup format has been recorded on several occasions, most recently involving the government program Bolsa Famlia.
Disney said the promotion and the website are not valid. He also pointed out that all our communication with Brazilian fans takes place at the following addresses: facebook.com/MarvelBR, instagram.com/Marvelbrasil and twitter.com/MarvelBR.
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