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

Piracy sites are bombarding users with malicious ads, pushing victims to download viruses, malware and even ransomware, a new report has warned.

Research published by the Digital Citizens Alliance, White Bullet and Unit 221B has found piracy websites where people search for free content such as movies, TV shows or sporting events are rife with malvertising – malicious ads that promote scare tactics and other questionable means of getting people to to click on them.