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Windows scareware fakes impending drive disaster

Gregg Keizer, Computerworld | May 16, 2011
Scammers are trying to trick Windows users into paying to fix bogus hard drive errors that have apparently erased important files, a researcher said today.

Windows isn't the only operating system targeted by scammers. Last week, for example, Intego Security reported finding the first-ever Mac OS X rogueware.

Scammer alert
Scammers have upped their "scareware" game by convincing Windows users that their hard drive is ready to croak.

 

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