Some pirated copies of The Super Mario Bros. Movie are infected with malware
These aren't the bonus features I wanted
The Super Mario Bros. Movie is now officially available for purchase in digital format! However, since this is the Internet, pirated copies of the movie have been popping up as well. Unfortunately for anyone who has decided to download the movie illegally, it turns out that some of these pirated versions come with harmful malware attached.
The software in question is a Trojan virus which has been put in place by hackers to take advantage of Mario movie fans. Reportedly, the virus hijacks the downloader’s online search features in order to steal their data. Affected users might find themselves experiencing unwanted ads, forcefully downloaded programs, and changed homepages.
The security experts over at Reason Labs have put together some info for anyone who might be at risk of experiencing this malware attack. Click here to read up on the details, and beware of suspicious looking files online!