‘Scareware’ Scams Trick Searchers

Makers of fake anti-virus software are exploiting search engines to drive people to sites peddling scareware. Using popular and mis-spelled search terms, the criminals divert people to sites that are seeded with fake warnings about virus infections. The pop-up warnings claim that a visitor’s PC is riddled with malicious programmes and spyware. Research suggests some criminals are making as much as $10,000 a day from fake security software

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