Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Windows users, beware: This fake update could lock up your PC, or worse

Alison DeNisco Rayome
November 19, 2019 8:00 AM PST

Updating to Windows 10? Don't fall victim to this spam email attack.

With the end of support for Windows 7 coming in January, many users are looking to update to Windows 10 to continue getting security updates and support from Microsoft. According to a Tuesday report from security firm Trustwave, attackers are well aware of this and are targeting Microsoft users with fake Windows update emails that will infect computers with ransomware -- an especially sinister type of malware that locks up valuable data on your computer, and demands that you pay a ransom to release it or your data will be destroyed.


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