Revenue streams for copyright infringing web-sites are potential source of malware

According to a report by Incopro,commissioned by the Motion Picture Association (MPA),  on the 250 most popular copyright infringing websites in Germany, Spain, France, Italy and the United Kingdom, many are funded by advertising that is unwanted and potentially harmful to users.  Just under one-third of the total number of "adverts" viewed in the study were in the trick button/malware category, where a click on the "advert" could potentially infect the user’s computer with malware and bots, potentially perpetrating fraud and possibly compromising user data.

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