Digital Citizens Alliance has released the report “Fishing in the Piracy Stream”
“During its probe, Digital Citizens’ cybersecurity investigators observed malware from the piracy apps stealing user names and passwords, probing user networks and surreptitiously uploading data without consent. In addition, the investigation found an illegal scheme to monetize stolen Net ix accounts and ads for premium brands such as Amazon and Mini Cooper on pirate apps.
“The 12 million active users of these illicit devices in North American homes present a tempting target because they o er hackers a new avenue to exploit consumers and a path to reach other devices on a home network. The ndings should serve as a wake-up call for consumers, the technology community, and policymakers to take the threat seriously.”