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Scammers Distribute Fake Microsoft Office USB Sticks With Malware

One easy way to quickly install malware on a victim’s PC is to trick the victim into thinking you are getting something for free and install everything yourself. This is what criminals in the UK do to steal money from their targets.

Scammers in the UK tricked victims into thinking they had mistakenly received a genuine copy of Office Professional Plus (worth $439) by randomly sending a USB drive containing Microsoft’s Office suite in a seemingly genuine Microsoft package. Send to address. When the victim plugs her USB drive into her PC, she is prompted to call a fake support line instead of her Office boot-up installation wizard. The latter convinces the victim to hand over remote access to her PC and provide payment information. sky news (opens in new tab).

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