Experts told how dangerous watching movies from pirate sites

The Russians in the period of self-isolation began to spend more time on the network, in particular, to watch movies on pirate websites, which could lead to startup viruses, spyware and cryptainer. Why do not use illegal kinoresursov and how to protect yourself and your devices from malicious attackers, told RIA Novosti interviewed experts.

Consultant, Center of information security of the company "infosistemy Dzhet" Alexander Ghosn said that such resources can request data of social networks, passport details or Bank card, for example, under the pretext of registration of the trial period. As a result, data can be compromised, money is stolen and the user will be faced with blackmail and extortion.

The CTO Qrator Labs Artem Gavrichenkov added that if for watching video, for example, downloading a Flash Player, then these resources need to leave immediately. "Even the pirate sites already do not require installation on your computer additional software, whether Java or Flash Player. In any case, no files, including application files, and files specified as videos or documents to download from such sites is impossible", - he explained.

"Free cheese is only in a mousetrap. To view the content on pirate websites means that you can share with cyber criminals for their personal data or, with greater probability, to catch any malware on your device. Recommendation there can be only one: do not use pirated resources, use legal content. The cost of a monthly subscription at the many excellent legal resources for watching TV shows and movies, is now a very small amount, comparable to the cost of good chocolate," concluded the Director of the office of information technologies ESET Russia Ruslan Suleymanov.