Piracy sites are bombarding users with malicious ads to download actual malware


Piracy sites bombard users with malicious ads, causing victims to download viruses, malware and even ransomware, a new report warns.

Research published by the Digital Citizens Alliance, White Bullet and Unit 221B has found that piracy sites, where people search for free content, such as movies, series or sporting events, are full of malvertising – malicious ads that promote fearsome tactics and other questionable means to to get people to click on it.