Kelvin Murray, Senior Threat Researcher at Webroot, said, “These illicit streaming sites are a maze of scams, malware and dangerous content. Simply put, there is no “safe” way to use them without putting yourself at risk.
“The level of sophistication and attention to detail behind the Bitcoin scam that we have found is a hallmark of a well-designed and well-resourced criminal operation. These websites were created purposely to get users to click on anything evil – whether it be it is a scam, a fake app, or provides explicit and dangerous content. “
Watching pirated live streams of football and other sporting events online is illegal.
As recently as last December, over 7,000 people suspected of watching illegal live streams received a warning from the UK police.
The cease-and-desist email stated that anyone viewing pirated content could face a maximum sentence of five years in prison.