May 17, 2016

Tech support scams gain sophistication, now using malware

Malwarebytes Senior Security Researcher Jerome Segura said tech support scammers are moving away from the annoying and costly browser locks and fake antivirus alerts that had been their go-to weapons, and are instead utilizing malware to create actual problems with a computer, giving the victim little choice but to call the supplied “tech support” help phone number.

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