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.
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.
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.