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Clever security researcher gives scammers a taste of their own medicine

Submitted by TNW News on August 16, 2016 - 5:22am


Hell hath no fury like a security expert scammed, or so goes the saying. A group of online scammers learned this the hard way when they tried to trick researcher Ivan Kwiatkowski’s parents into paying for phony antivirus software. The scammers ran an elaborate scheme with people who stumbled upon this now-defunct site. It displayed a bunch of random numbers, file names and pop-up messages on the page, along with a warning about the visitor’s computer being infected by the Zeus virus. When Kwiatkowski heard about this from his panicked parents, he decided to play along and see where this…

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