Wednesday, February 04, 2015
Fake anti-virus schemes try harder to fool experienced users
Tyler Moffitt has an article on the Webroot Threat Blog detailing “improvements” in fake anti-virus software aimed at making them more likely to fool an “experienced” user, link here. Most of them have control panels that simulate the “real” ones.
The latest technique for trying to deliver them may be with misspelled website names (such as “bews” instead of “news” on many news sites). This might happen with some parked domains. Also, some of them pop up a webpage claiming you are infected without actually delivering a payload, and some browsers may freeze.