The most dangerous movies and TV shows to watch now
Streaming services are getting a big workout during the coronavirus pandemic - but using them could cost you more than you think.
Internet security company McAfee claimed cyber-criminals and hackers were targeting some of the most popular movies and TV shows Australians have been watching.
The company said its research showed an ill-advised download could see you turn over your personal information to crooks.
"Cyber criminals are quick to use consumer trends and behaviours to ensure their scam strategies are extra timely and convincing. Consumers need to remain vigilant when browsing online, particularly when searching for their favourite TV shows and movies," McAfee cybersecurity expert Alex Merton-McCann said.
"Any link could very well lead to malicious websites that infect devices or steal valuable, personal information, so should think before you click."
McAfee even put together a list of the top 10 movies and TV shows to avoid, ranking from the most risky at the top.
3. Family Guy
4. Big Mouth
6. The Vampire Diaries
9. Brooklyn Nine-Nine
10. Stranger Things
1. Ace Ventura
2. Green Book
3. John Wick
4. The Machinist
6. Ex Machina
7. A Star Is Born
9. Lady Macbeth
10. Bird Box
Horror and thriller movies are most heavily targeted by movie hackers, while newer TV shows are also preferred.
But there are steps people can take to reduce the risk.
McAfee advised people to only download media from a streaming service or a reliable source.
This does involve paying a fee, but "free" sites are more likely to be infested with dangerous malware.
And people are also urged to review their device security, including using an antivirus or cybersecurity program.