The Los Angeles Times recently reported on the latest IT scheme against businesses that bad guys are using to try to get confidential information out of executives. The con artists also want your staff to download a virus that scans your computer’s files.
It all starts with a phone call from the “Windows Maintenance Department” or “Microsoft Tech Support,” according to reports. But that should be the first giveaway. Microsoft and other large technology companies never initiate communication to fix your computer or request confidential information. [Read more…]