Spam / Phishing email brings Ransomware

Windows 10

“Microsoft is in the process of releasing their new Windows 10 Operating System. This is an upgrade that you do not pay for, promises to fix problems with earlier versions, and claims to be more secure. They plan to upgrade a billion personal computers, causing inevitable confusion among PC users.

“Bad guys are trying to exploit this confusion. You might get calls from scammers that claim to be Microsoft tech support and try to charge you for the upgrade using your credit card.

“Be very careful with any email claiming to be from Microsoft about “your Windows 10 Upgrade”, ensure that any links in the email really go to Microsoft. Better yet, do not click on any link or open any attachment, but go to the Microsoft website for more information”.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/windows-10-upgrade

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