An article by Catalin Cimpanu for Bleeping Computer: It’s Almost 2017 and Users Are Still Getting Infected with Malware via Fake AV Software includes instances of a Remote Access Trojan and ransomware distributed as fake security software including Goldeneye/Petya and Stampado.
Flagged by Peter Kruse on a specialist list.
A hoax is circulating on Facebook, warning about a virus that is supposed to add an “Unnamed App” to the FB tabs.
SEO actually drives the incautious Googler towards fake AV.
I blogged this at some length at ESET, so I won’t repeat it all here.
David Harley FBCS CITP CISSP
Chief Operations Officer, AVIEN
Director of Malware Intelligence, ESET
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