Watching No Time To Die online? James Bond film can hurt you a lot | Tech News

Watching No Time To Die online? James Bond film can hurt you a lot

With the latest movie in the franchise, No Time To Die, James Bond is back on the big screen! However, if you are trying to stream the Daniel Craig starrer online, then cybercriminals can make you pay a very heavy cost.

| Updated on: Oct 06 2021, 13:27 IST
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Watching Daniel Craig starrer, No Time To Die online, the latest James Bond movie, could make a hole in your pocket. Here’s what cybercriminals are up to and how to stay safe online. (AFP)

With James Bond back on the big screen with No Time to Die film being released last weekend, many die-hard fans of the franchise, as well as of Daniel Craig, are waiting to watch the latest blockbuster. The movie was released in the United Kingdom and India on the weekend, with the North American release date of October 8. No Time To Die film was delayed due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, but it has become a box office success almost instantly around the world and is expected to gross $113mn over its first weekend alone.

With all the excitement being generated around No Time to Die movie, there are undoubtedly some fans who do not want to watch it in theatres due to the pandemic and are looking to watch it for free at home. However, there is no officially permitted method of streaming the movie online, which means that users are trying to watch the movie on unofficial channels. This can reportedly prove to be a very expensive affair for users, according to a report by Express UK.

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According to the report, watching the final James Bond movie to feature Daniel Craig could prove very costly for users, as cybercriminals are taking advantage of people's excitement to infect their PCs with dangerous malware. Security firm Kaspersky found multiple attempts to infect users after pretending to offer the new Bond movie, No Time to Die.

The modus operandi of these trickers is offering viewers a stream of the movie online, then showing them a few minutes before asking them to “register” to continue watching, where they are asked to enter credit card details -- but the movie never plays, according to the report. Aside from the fact that watching movies online for free is illegal, users could also end up with a big hole in their pockets.

Instead of saving the cost of a movie ticket, users who attempt to stream or download No Time To Die movie could end up with an infected PC, loss of data, a ransomware attack and other poor experiences. Users should either wait until the movie is officially released on digital streaming channels before watching the movie online, or buy a ticket and watch it in theatres.

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First Published Date: 06 Oct, 13:27 IST