Tech support scammers up their game with ransomware (UPDATED)

Ransomware is so popular that even tech support scammers have eventually adopted it. Now the ransom note asks you to call ‘Microsoft’ to get your encrypted files back.

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Tech support scammers abuse bug in HTML5 to freeze computers

A flaw found in an HTML5 API is being used by tech support scammers to push fraudulent pages and freeze people’s computers with a fake virus warning.

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Report: the anatomy of tech support scams

Each year, several million people fall for tech support scams and according to Microsoft, in 2015 alone crooks walked away with an estimated $1.5 billion. Malwarebytes has been actively engaged in the fight against tech support scammers overseas, but also here at home in the US.

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What’s Patch Tuesday?

While the monthly Patch Tuesday has served as a reliable security fix for years, cyber criminals are finding ways to penetrate the system, exploiting vulnerabilities in a matter of days, if not hours.

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The Multi-language Tech Support Scam is Here

Tech support scammers are going after Europeans, Japanese using the local language.

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