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'Hunger Games' Fans Beware: Scammers Are After You

Thompson on Hollywood By Maggie Lange | Thompson on Hollywood March 23, 2012 at 4:34PM

Knowing that fans following "The Hunger Games," which is already setting a torrid pace at the box office, are eager for news, scammers and cybercriminals are taking advantage of their searches.
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Knowing that fans following "The Hunger Games," which is already setting a torrid pace at the box office, are eager for news, scammers and cybercriminals are taking advantage of their searches. Norton Data reveals that fans scouring the web for sneak peaks and extra info may fall prey to nasty computer bugs via such Internet keywords as "The Hunger Games trilogy,” “Jennifer Lawrence Stuns at Hunger Games” and “Gale Hawthorne quotes.”

Norton offers a "Safe Web Lite" to help protect searches.
 

This article is related to: Franchises, Digital Future, New Media & Technology, Jennifer Lawrence


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.