Mickey Virus: Bollywood movie jumps on hacking bandwagon

Bollywood is making what is reportedly its first venture into the world of cybercrime – with a new movie due to be released later in 2013 about hacking and computer malware.

The comedy-thriller, titled “Mickey Virus”, is set in Delhi and will star TV anchorman Manish Paul in what is said to be his big screen debut. (No, we haven’t heard of him either – but he seems to be well known in India for hosting TV talent shows).

It will remain to be seen how well “Mickey Virus” represents the world of computer security. Will it do a better job than the Western TV and film shows we have seen tackling cybercrime in the past, with their bizarre ideas of what malware attacks look like, and what hacking involves?

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the cybersecurity industry, having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of cybersecurity, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter, Mastodon, Bluesky, or drop him an email.

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