Fake anti-virus

Sneaky fake company virus warnings trick users into installing malware

An email from someone in your company tells you that there’s a virus problem which has resulted in data being stolen and some files being deleted. You are told to install an anti-virus tool to clean-up the infection properly.

Would you do it?


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Automated Skype calls spread fake anti-virus warning [VIDEO]

Beware automated Skype calls telling you that your PC’s security is not active.

Not only are the messages unsolicited spam, but you could also be the next victim of a fake anti-virus attack.


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Will Windows 8’s new interface herald full-screen scareware?

Could the new simplified Windows 8 interface lead to a wave of new scareware/fake anti-virus attacks?

With Microsoft’s Metro interface designed for full-screen apps, the temptation for hackers may be too great.


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United Parcel Service malware attack spreads fake anti-virus

Received a notification from United Parcel Service (UPS) that a parcel is winging its way to your door? Beware, it could be a spammed out fake anti-virus attack.


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Mac fake anti-virus attack gets dirty to ensnare victims

The latest variants of the new Mac malware use particularly dirty tricks to catch out unsuspecting users.


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Mac fake anti-virus attack adopts new disguise

New versions of the latest malware to hit Mac OS X users have come to light, following the discovery earlier this week of fake anti-virus attacks being spread by SEO poisoning.


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Naked pictures from Emily carry fake anti-virus surprise

Computer technology is becoming more sophisticated all the time, but it seems that their users are still neanderthals when it comes to being duped by simple social engineering tricks like the promise of naked pictures.


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Fake anti-virus attack spreads on Twitter via goo.gl links

Thousands of Twitter users are finding that their accounts have been tweeting out malicious links without their permission, pointing to a fake anti-virus attack.

The common denominator? The goo.gl short url service.


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Malicious spammers launch major fake anti-virus attack

Read more in my article at Naked Security.


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Fake anti-virus poses as free McAfee VirusScan

Read more in my article at Naked Security.


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Google ‘malware’ sponsored advert delivers fake anti-virus

Read more in my article at Naked Security.


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Bogus lottery email carries fake anti-virus payload

Read more in my article at Naked Security.


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Kanye West Car Crash Hoax Fuels Hacker Scareware Attack

An Internet rumor that controversial rapper Kanye West has died in a Los Angeles car crash is being taken advantage of by cybercriminals, bent on stealing money through fake antivirus alerts.

Read more in my article on the Dark Reading website.


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Fake anti-virus attack on Twitter

Read more in my article at Naked Security.


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Heartless Hackers Exploit Death Of Dirty Dancing Star

Scareware attacks, in which hackers try to frighten innocent users into believing that their computers areinfected with viruses, are on the rise, and the cybercriminals behind them are exploiting hot news stories like never before.

Read more in my article on the Dark Reading website.


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Fake anti-virus attack hits New York Times website readers

Read more in my article at Naked Security.


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