Scammers use old browser trick to create fake virus download

A file downloaded to your computer says it’s a virus but turns out to just be a ploy used by tech support scammers.

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Partnerstroka: Large tech support scam operation features latest browser locker

Tech support scammers belonging to the Partnerstroka group are once again abusing browsers, this time with a new browlock feature to reel in more victims, in one of the biggest campaigns we’ve ever tracked.

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Tech support scammer tries to sell free software

Watch as a Malwarebytes researcher catches a rather rude tech support scammer from AmericaGeeks in the act.

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The numeric tech support scam campaign

A new tech support scam campaign is being pushed in lieu of exploit kits. We take a look at its distribution method and how it is able to bring browsers to their knees.

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System optimizers turning to tech support scams

PUPs and more specifically system optimizers have been found turning to tech support scams to increase the amount of money they can take from their unsuspecting customers.

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iCloud support scams

Stay on the lookout for a new iCloud scam. A Malwarebytes employee reported receiving multiple calls claiming to be from Apple Support and asking for her credentials.

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Do I have Malwarebytes or a tech support scam?

A lot of companies don’t make it all too clear who their tech support is. Given the wide variety in how legitimate companies handle their support, how can you tell the difference between tech support and a tech support scam? We point out how to differentiate us from a tech support scammer.

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Tech support scammers and their banking woes

We all know about tech support scams by this point. Unfortunately for the scammers, banks know this as well, making it quite difficult at times to maintain an account to store the criminal’s ill-gotten gains. So how does the enterprising criminal cash out with your money? Let’s take a look.

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Advanis tech support screenlocker

We briefly show you the workings of a tech support scammers lockscreen and introduce you to the person behind the scenes.

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A week in security (Jan 01 – Jan 07)

A compilation of notable security news and blog posts from the 1st of January to the 7th. This week, we touched on the Sundown exploit kit with a surprising payload and a fake technical support page that wreaked havoc on Mac systems.

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