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    DailyMail
    11 Oct 2018 [ Market Data ] [ Regulation ]

    Downloading and streaming movies illegally isn't just putting you at risk of falling foul of the law, according to a new study into malware. Thousands of users are putting themselves at risk of infection by malicious apps when they visit websites that offer pirated content. European Union (EU) researchers located 4000 malicious files in their search, which originated from approximately 100 individually developed pieces of malware. That includes fake game installers and free programmes to promise to let you access and stream pirated content, but actually give hackers access to your device. The findings come from the first report into malware commissioned by the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) in Alicante, Spain, who uncovered the dangerous files.

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