A New Wrinkle in an Old Scam

Until last year there was a boiler room scam where some person (usually of Indian descent) would call and claim to be from “Microsoft technical support”. They would then try to get you to install a patch that was in fact a virus or worm to ‘fix’ your machine. All I can say is it sure would ‘fix’ your machine.

It stopped when the police in London arrested the organizers.

It’s back, but with a new twist. They now DoS attack a relevant IP address first, then suddenly your machine is fixed.

Written by Rob in: engineering,security |

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