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Support Scams: we don’t really write all the viruses…

…and nor are we responsible for fake AV/scareware and (more recently) ransomware, though I did suggest in a paper I presented at EICAR a couple of years ago that the bad guys who do peddle that stuff are all too proficient at stealing our clothes, and that maybe some security companies were making it easier

PC Support Scams: a Forensic View

A paper for the Cybercrime Forensics Education and Training Conference looking at forensic issues that arose during our research into Tech Support Scams.

Telescammer Hell: What’s Still Driving The PC Support Scammers?

FTC action isn’t diminishing the volume of reported support scam calls and losses: what’s driving the people behind the scam, and what does the future hold?

Virus Bulletin 2012 Slides

The slides for many of the presentations by ESET researchers at VB 2012 can now be found on the Virus Bulletin conference web pages.

Defeating anti-forensics in contemporary complex threats

Alexandr Matrosov summarizes the evolution of complex threats using hidden storage, as discussed in his presentation with Eugene Rodionov at Virus Bulletin 2012.

PC Support Scams – Virus Bulletin paper

Another year, another fine Virus Bulletin conference come and gone. And some of us even got long-service badges. (My first VB was in 1996, and my first VB presentation in 1997, but there are people like our own Righard Zwienenberg whose attendance record goes back way further.) (Yes, it did rain the last day or

AMMYY warning against tech support Scams

Ammyy is eager to disassociate its service from Indian tech support scammers misusing it, and has some good advice for victims and potential victims.

Rovnix.D: the code injection story

Detailed analysis of Rovnix.D reveal updates to the code injection technique employed, allowing multiple injections with a variety of payloads.

The Tech Support Scammer's Revenge

Giving a support scammer access to your PC can give you more problems than any imaginary virus, especially if you refuse to pay for his ‘service’.

Support scams: social engineering update

More cold-call/support scam information.

Passwords and PINs: the worst choices

It’s important to know the worst password choices, but also the worst choices for numeric passcodes.

Facebook Memes: not always innocuous

A short comment piece on how Facebook memetic games could be used in a data aggregation attack.

Support Scam Poll

Internet Storm Center is running a poll on Fake Tech Support Calls, also the topic of a paper for VB 2012.

Fake Support, And Now Fake Product Support

Cold-call scammers now claim to be AV support staff, but misuse a widening range of system utilities to con victims into believing they have malware.

Facebook, your birthday #1, and survey scams

What was number one when you were born? Facebook survey scammers aren’t going to tell you.

Facebook Likes and cold-call scams

Many companies and sites offering support are basing their appeal to visitors to their web sites on bona fides that are pretty difficult to verify.

October: Facebook Facepalm, Feeling Safe Online, and a Small Tsunami

ESET’s Threat Reports for September and October include some quality articles on Facebook, safety online, and backup strategy.

Testing presentation slides: old whine in new bottle

The slides from an AMTSO-oriented presentation by Larry Bridwell and myself at this year's Virus Bulletin conference, on "'Daze of whine and neuroses (but testing is FINE)" are now available on the Virus Bulletin site are now available here (along with some other excellent presentations). The paper on which the presentation is based is on the ESET white papers

Virus Bulletin 2011: Fake but free…

ESET had quite a strong representation at Virus Bulletin this year in Barcelona, as David Harley mentioned in his post prior to the conference. On the first day, Pierre-Marc Bureau presented his findings about the Kelihos botnet, David Harley and AVG’s Larry Bridwell discussed the usefulness and present state of AV testing, and to finish

Virus Bulletin 2011: Here at Last!

Virus Bulletin’s annual conference is really one of the highlights of the year for the research community

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