Scammers Target Ford Customers With Scareware Campaign
The most-recent scareware campaign is directly aimed at the Ford Motor Company.
April 15, 2009
And that’s just the first stage of the scheme. Once the user arrives on such a bogus page, he or she will be prompted to install a so-called software, presented under the name of MS AntiSpyware 2009 (softwarefortubeview.40030.exe).
Needless to say, the MS AntiSpyware 2009 is actually pure and genuine adware. Furthermore, the malware will keep telling the user that the system has been infected by various malware and tha t he or she needs to purchase the full version of MS AntiSpyware 2009 in order to clean the machine.
The naïve user will then be taken to a bogus page where he is expected to provide personal details, as well as a credit card number. There is no page where to user must act surprised when the bank announce that his bank account has been cleaned up, but we guess he will managed to act accordingly anyway.
All in all, do keep in mind that such “offers” are not to be trusted. So the next time one site offers to install something on your computer, just close the window.