Baiting is a type of cyber-attack where the fraudster manipulates/tricks the victims into downloading malware by tempting them with attractive bait. The bait can be physical media like USB, pendrive, CD etc., that is compromised/infested with malware or through free movie downloads that are actually malware in disguise. Additionally the fraudster may label these physical media devices with some popular company logos etc., to make it look authentic


  • Distributing infected pen drives for free, free antivirus, free movie downloads etc.,
  • Leaving the infected physical media like USB, Pen drive etc., in public places
  • Advertising free downloads of movies, games, antivirus etc.,