Windows 8: Hackers Begin Phishing, Fake AV Scams
As IT pros focus on the newly arrived Windows 8, cybercriminals follow suit with updated exploits.
"It just confirms that the bad guys will use the news to effectively perpetrate a crime," said Jon Clay, security technologist at Trend Micro, in an interview with CRN . "They've turned around the fake AV presence very quickly. Their use of Windows 8 security pop-ups in their fake AV scams shows how quickly they can utilize the latest news in perpetrating crime."