Eztv.io is a peer-to-peer service provider, otherwise known as a torrent site that operates with the help of torrent clients that are downloaded on the host computer separately. The website allows users to download TV shows, applications, video games, music, and other files, which are often copyrighted. While the torrenting itself is not illegal, sharing copyrighted content is, and can result in hefty fines from the government institutions.
Websites like Eztv.io are rarely secure, as they use shady advertisement networks that serve malicious ads and allow threat actors to upload malware. As a result, various hackers might employ torrent service to deliver malware to hundreds of users in various ways, for example:
- software cracks/keygens/loaders are often boobytrapped with malware;
- served malicious ads can download and install malware automatically under certain circumstances;
- fake codecs or language packs can often be included as an optional component within the download for a video file. Once the file is clicked, users begin the infection routine of malicious software;
- some video or other files might be disguised as executables (for example, "TV show S1E1.mkv.exe").
|Type||Torrent site, peer-to-peer site|
|Risks||The site might display malicious ads that result in malware infections; random redirects might lead to inappropriate ads or installation of potentially unwanted programs/malware|