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Microsoft Security Essentials Used in Tech Support Scam

14
Aug
2014

Cybercriminals attempt to find the perfect lure for their victims and in one tech support scam they used Microsoft Security Essentials familiar interface to alert of malware presence on the computer and direct unsuspecting users to a fake support desk.

During a malvertising investigation, Chris Larsen at Blue Coat, a company providing security solutions for enterprises, discovered a website that alerted the visitor that malware was detected on their computer and offered a free scan usi…

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