On the network found fake activator Windows 8

Posted: November 29, 2012 in IT Security News
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Fake activator Windows 8

The creators hope to spread malware in the popularity of the new OS users.

As the researchers report of Trend Micro, in the Internet were found two pieces of malicious program, which offer users a supposedly install the operating system Windows 8 and activate it.

According to experts, one component of the virus offers users establish a novelty, for which the potential victim in the window that appears in Russian offered just press ‘OK’.

The second part of the virus is positioning itself as an activator of the operating system. In order to obtain a product activation code ostensibly, a dialog box asks the user to send SMS-message to a specified number. Thus, hackers online-fraud scheme.

“Malware  creators hope of success, given the popularity of the operating system Windows 8 among users, as well as the desire of many of them to get the product without paying license fee” – say researchers Trend Micro.

For security purposes, users must avoid visiting or downloading from untrusted sources. Better yet, users should instead purchase the legitimate program.

More with the notice of experts is available here.

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