CULVER CITY, Calif., June 30 /PRNewswire/ --
The third installment of the "Twilight" franchise is breaking records for a midnight opening and legions of fans are searching for any details about the film they can find online. Cyber criminals know this and have already "poisoned" common search results hoping to gain access to people's computers and infect them with malicious software ("Malware").
Some common search results are already returning more than 50 percent malicious results – meaning that you've got more than a 50/50 chance of clicking on a link that can put viruses, keylogging programs (where criminals can monitor everything you type), and other nasty things on your computer that can cause no end of trouble!
Top search terms that are likely to be poisoned include:
Norton has seen a spike in these poisoned search results over the last 24 hours, and experts expect even more "Twilight"-related poison search results, scams and spam as the movie gains momentum.
Response experts are on hand to share tips with users on how they can protect themselves from "Twilight"-related threats online, including:
Screenshots of search results, showing how many – and which – results are infected.
Interviews available upon request
Edelman for Norton