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Tag archive: scareware

Scareware Virus Ringleader Ordered To Pay $163 Million

Scareware Virus Ringleader Ordered To Pay $163 Million

 The fake software in question, often referred to as scareware, fake antivirus, or fake AV, is part a social-engineering scamdesigned to trick users into thinking their PC contains viruses, system errors, spyware, or pornography.   Acting on a Federal Trade Commission complaint, a federal court has imposed a $163 million judgment on a woman who allegedly…

Watch out for fake virus alerts

Watch out for fake virus alerts Rogue security software, also known as “scareware,” is software that appears to be beneficial from a security perspective but provides limited or no security, generates erroneous or misleading alerts, or attempts to lure users into participating in fraudulent transactions. How does rogue security software get on my computer? Rogue…

Fake anti-virus mirrors Microsoft Update

We are seeing the criminals behind fake anti-virus continuing to customize their social engineering attacks to be more believable to users and presumably more successful. Criminals on the web are usually always sneaky in their ways, in an effort to obtain certain information on people. A lot of the time its information that can lead…

Fake Firefox Message Leads to Spyware

New Firefox Scareware Alert What’s the latest scareware scam? When viewing a web page with this malicious code on it, it will detect your user-agent string from your web browser and display a fake Firefox security alert if you are using the Mozilla Firefox web browser. Internet Explorer users get the standard “My Computer” dialog…

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