It occurs to me that I’ve missed flagging here quite a few support scam blogs that I’ve addressed in other blogs. As a quick catch-up, here’s a cut-and-paste from the scam resource page I maintain over at AVIEN.
Most recently, my article for Graham Cluley’s blog: Tech support scams and the wisdom of Solomon
Plus the six blogs referenced in that article “where Dr Solly messes with the heads of assorted grades of support scammer”:
- Technical support scam
- Technical support scam, part two
- Technical support scam part 3
- Technical support scam part 4
- Technical support scam part 5
- Technical support scam part 6
There’s yet another Harley support scam article for ESET’s WeLiveSecurity blog: Support Scam Using (MS-)DOS* Attack. The never-ending Windows support scam often misrepresents obsolete MS-DOS utilities. But three simple rules will bypass most of that social engineering.
And yet another: Scams: Tech Support, Accident Insurance, PPI, Oh My My.
- Rob Waugh writes for ESET’s We Live Security page on Technology giants join forces to battle tech support phone scams
- Another view of the same topic from Facecrooks: Facebook Teams Up with Google, Twitter and Others to Take Down Tech Support Scammers
- An Ars Technica article – Inside the US government’s war on tech support scammers – describes how an FTC (Federal Trade Commission) investigator gathered evidence that helped towards getting a temporary restraining order against an offending company
- Here’s a comprehensive list of misused utilities published by Malwarebytes that I may have mentioned before
- Blaze’s Security Blog offers A word on phone scammers (actually, several words…)
- And an excellent post by Martijn Grooten: Tech support scammers won’t give up.
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