October 21, 2015

Support scams that plagued Windows users for years now target Mac customers

For years, scammers claiming that they’re “calling from Windows” have dialed up Microsoft customers and done their best to trick them into parting with their money or installing malicious wares. Now, the swindlers are turning their sights on Mac users.

Cold caller from “Windows Technical Support” asks for remote access to my PC.
Researchers at antivirus provider Malwarebytes spotted a Web-based campaign that attempts to trick OS X and iOS users into thinking there’s something wrong with their devices.

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