Friday, September 4, 2009

PSA #1 - Scareware goes Green

Oh how I hate "anitvirus" scareware. I must walk at least 1/month FUW (Friend Using Windows) through getting this kind of crap off of their PC...

Malicious pseudo-environmentalists have come up with a new social engineering tactic aiming to improve the profit margins of their fake antivirus software releases - by promising to donate $2 from every purchase for saving the Amazonian green forests.

The new scareware template branded as “Green-AV Premier Edition 3.0” is pitched as the “World’s First Antivirus Which Cares About the Environment” and goes for a hefty price of $99.99, in comparison to other scareware brands whose price tags vary from $49 to $79.

from Zero Day

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