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Tech support scammers start locking Windows computers

Discussion in 'Help Net Security' started by RSS, May 18, 2016.

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    Tech support scammers have come up with a new way to trick users into sharing their payment card information: screen lockers showing fake Windows alerts telling users that their Windows copy has expired or has been corrupted: This scheme actually prevents users from using their computers until they call the provided toll-free “tech support” phone number and provide their payment info. According to Malwarebytes researcher Jérôme Segura, the Windows locker is delivered to unsuspecting users … More →

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