Doug Bedell — April 12, 2017, 11:35 am

Tech Support Scams Threaten Computer Security


Bruce Schnier refers us to a paper on technical support scams, in which “cyber criminals attempt to convince users that their machines are infected with malware and are in need of their technical support. In this process, the victims are asked to provide scammers with remote access to their machines, who will then ‘diagnose the problem’…”

Of course they will, the problem they’ve created! Be alert to who is asking for your digital attention.

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