As if Kristen Stewart's affair with Rupert Sanders didn't have enough consequences for 'Twilight: Breaking Dawn -Part 2', it now seems that Twi-hards will have to be extra vigilant around searching the internet about the release of the new film, as cyber criminals are on alert for opportunities surrounding the movie.
In 2010, the mania surrounding previous movie 'Eclipse' prompted those looking to infect unsuspecting internet users' computers with malicious programs, including those that could steal personal details, to target links that infected computers at search terms related to the movie.
FOX News reports that Norton, the internet security company, reported that common search terms used to search for information on the third part of the saga turned up a huge amount of results that led to users becoming infected if they clicked on them.
Anyone using the social network Twitter will be familiar with strange tweets that accompany trending terms linking to malicious sites, but the furore around Kristen Stewart's affair has reportedly led the scammers to put extra focus on the upcoming release of the movie.
McAfee Online security expert Robert Siciliano told Fox: "Criminals follow an editorial calendar. If it's Christmas time, words they use will involve shopping. If there is a natural disaster like the tsunami or tornado or hurricane or a big celebrity scandal, they will follow up with scams with that. 'Twilight' is a big deal, the franchise being one of the hottest things in the market, and the scandal associated with it."
He added: "There are (also) more smartphones than ever, and criminals know this, and are gearing towards this (type of crime) more than before."
So Twi-hards, when it is time for the release of 'Breaking Dawn- Part 2', be sure to get all your vampire (and trampire) news from a reputable source like, oh I don't know, Entertainmentwise?
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