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Have you opened your music streaming platform, looked up your favorite artist, and cranked up their new track hoping for an enjoyable experience but instead were so shocked by how off it sounded that you were utterly perplexed? The music sounds stylistically different, the song title is strangely unfitting, and the artwork does not resemble the artist’s style. It’s almost as if someone created music using the artist’s name. And in some cases, this is exactly what is happening as threat actors try an innovative way to make money on the back of the music industry.

Now imagine you are…

Alex Karlinsky

Alex Karlinsky is a senior cyber-intelligence expert with over a decade's worth of hands-on experience researching Cybercrime threats and trends.

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