ChronoPay Fueling Mac Scareware Scams

Discussion in 'Spyware' started by siljaline, May 27, 2011.

  1. siljaline

    siljaline Guest

    Brian Krebs writes:
    Some of the recent scams that used bogus security alerts in a bid to frighten
    Mac users into purchasing worthless security software appear to have been
    the brainchild of ChronoPay, Russia's largest online payment processor and
    something of a pioneer in the rogue anti-virus business.

    Since the beginning of May, security firms have been warning Apple users to be
    aware of new scareware threats like MacDefender and Mac Security.
    The attacks began on May 2, spreading through poisoned Google Image Search results.
    Initially, these attacks required users to provide their passwords to install the rogue programs,
    but recent variants do not, according to Mac security vendor Intego.


    siljaline, May 27, 2011
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