Fake Support Calls Reported

Published: 2012-10-03
Last Updated: 2012-10-03 16:50:24 UTC
by Kevin Shortt (Version: 1)
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Our Cyber Security Awareness Diary on Standards will be up in a little bit.  I wanted to share as a reminder that fake phone phishing scams are still alive and well.   Reader Joe D. shared an event that ended well, but provided him and now us some further awareness that the fake IT Support Call to phish your information from you are still alive and well out there.   The human is still our weakest link in the chain.   

The incident as told was an unsolicited call by a man with an accent claiming to be from Microsoft.  The caller attempts to bait the victim by stating  'We are seeing errors being generated from your computer."

We need everyone to stay vigilant and be suspicious of any unsolicited calls about your computer.  If you or someone you know has experienced an incident such as this, then please encourage them to submit it to the Internet Storm Center. [1]   An account is not needed to submit the form.  

[1]  https://isc.sans.edu/reportfakecall.html


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