Kaspersky warned about a fraudulent scheme with a Windows update

MOSCOW, 12 Oct — PRIME. In September, Kaspersky Lab recorded more than 40.5 thousand attempts by Russians to switch to phishing resources exploiting the topic of Microsoft products, in particular, potential victims were offered to download the Windows 10 or Windows 11 operating system, the company said.

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“In September, Kaspersky Lab experts recorded more than 40.5 thousand attempts by users in Russia to go to phishing resources exploiting the theme of Microsoft products. On some sites, users were offered to download the Windows 10 or Windows 11 operating system. On others, attackers tried to lure login data to the account – email address and password – in Microsoft services, including Outlook,” the message says.

The company noted that if a person entered this data on a fake resource, they got to the attackers.

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“The attackers also use vishing – voice phishing, that is, they try to induce a person to call them at the specified number. If the victim falls for the hook and calls back, they begin to” process it. dangerous software,” the company said.

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According to one of the fraudulent schemes, a person visited a dubious resource or was redirected to it from a spam email, suddenly a banner appeared on the screen with the message “Windows was blocked due to suspicious activity.” Allegedly, a threat — a spyware Trojan — was detected on the user’s device.

“In the same message, a person was asked to immediately contact technical support at the specified phone number in order to avoid a “complete failure of the computer.” In reality, the attackers simply showed a banner in full screen mode. So they tried to convince the person that his computer was really locked,” added in company.

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On March 4, Microsoft Corporation announced that it was leaving the Russian market, in particular, it was suspending the sale of goods and the provision of services in Russia due to the events in Ukraine. Since June 19, Russian users have also been unable to download the new Windows 10 and Windows 11 operating systems.


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