Microsoft users have been the target of a malware – the Hicurdismos which displays a fake blue screen of death. After tricking the users into downloading Microsoft’s Security Essentials and installing it also displays on the screen a customer support number which allegedly claims to solve the problem.
According to Microsoft’s official blog post, the user can call the customer support number that is fake and they would still have their calls answered. However, the customer support, although claims to be a legitimate support service endorsed by Microsoft, it does not reveal as to its whereabouts and any other details.
How users get tricked into this: Microsoft’s Internet browsers, Explored and Edge, display pop-up messages that the user needs to download an anti-virus software called Security Essentials. But the file is .exe malware which installed displays a message that the computer has a problem. The task manager is also disabled and the user cannot take any further action.
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