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    Cold Calling Virus Scam

    Just a heads up really.

    I have just had a member of staff come in and ask me about a phone call they had this morning. The company called saying they were working on the behalf of Microsoft and that their system had flagged up the member of staffs system as being infected with a number of virus that they would need to fix for a fee via a remote connection.

    The staff member has been called another 3 time so far this morning and the callers are very aggressive.

    Might be worth putting something up on your notice boards.

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    thats a pretty bad attack, how are they able to call the staff directly? surely they would phone the office and get passed over to you?

    I can see quite a few staff member falling for this one... and then allowing the attacker to remote control thier machine

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    This was for their home PC via thier personal mobile!

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    this sounds rather like the company mentioned here

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