A team of researchers at cyber security company Check Point has detected a line of malicious activity targeting fans of the Game of Thrones series. In addition to the usual phishing scams or the spread of malware through torrents, the cybersecurity specialist has identified a new trend created specifically for fans of the series, such as the examples shown here.
Some sites used the official branding of Game of Thrones to promote a contest that promised the winners a pack of merchandise from the series. Of course, this award never existed, with the site with data such as email addresses and phone numbers for later use in spamming campaigns.
Other sites were meant to collect user credit card details by posing as official Game of Thrones merchandise stores, as the example we see in the picture.
Although many users believe they can distinguish true from false sites, the use of recognized and trusted brands, such as Game of Thrones, encourages users to believe that they are trusted sites. Recent investigations have already reached the conclusion that Game of Thrones is the series most used in the distribution of malware.
Check Point provides a complete list of two sites that you have identified as using the Game of Thrones brand to act unlawfully. The information, categorized by analysts Check Point, is online.