April 14, 2014

Criminals target Windows XP for scams as support ends

Criminals are increasingly targeting Windows XP users with fake software and security updates following the end of support for the OS, a security researcher has warned.

Christopher Boyd, a malware intelligence analyst at Malwarebytes, warned that since the end of support for Windows XP last week, there are been a marked increase in the number of adware and potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) targeting users of the operating system.

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