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Hello Windows 10. Hello Criminals.

Discussion in 'Network World' started by RSS, Aug 3, 2015.

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    It’s not really surprising that scammers are taking advantage of Microsoft’s consumer release of Windows 10. According to security firm KnowBe4:

    Major Operating System upgrades are usually causing confusion among end-users and the current Windows 10 upgrade is no exception. The bad guys exploit these confusions in several ways, mostly through massive phishing campaigns and with criminal call-center operations which claim to be Microsoft tech support.

    Some campaigns will try to worry the user that their PC has changed somehow, causing access issues. Other phishing emails will try to lure the user with links where they can get their new no-charge version of Windows 10, or have it "attached" in a zipped file, which makes it our Scam Of The Week, because the attachment is the CBT-Locker ransomware!

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