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Double Dipping: Nuclear exploit, fake BSOD, support scams

Posted by on July 31, 2015.

Support scam articles are like buses: there’s nothing happening for months, then there are half a dozen at once. I’ve already mentioned in several places a burst of issues relating to support scams, iOS and OS X that have been reported this month. This morning I saw a warning in a Facebook group about a classic tech support scam call:

Please be aware there is a scam telephone call going round. The chap on the phone says there is something wrong with your computer and to go on it and he will fix it.

Nothing very novel there, of course, though it was encouraging to see how many people already recognized it as a scam. But then I saw a blog by Virus Bulletin’s Martijn Grooten on Compromised site serves Nuclear exploit kit together with fake BSOD, which is about – well, what it says on the tin. And that led me to an article by Jérôme Segura for Malwarebytes on TechSupportScams And The Blue Screen of Death.

I’m pretty sure I won’t be able to resist blogging about the issue at more length in the near future, but I think some of you may find it worth shooting over to read the original articles by Martijn and Jérôme right now.

David Harley

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