Scareware: How a Fake Internet ‘Security’ Company Conned Millions Around the World
Ever hear the joke about the hugely successful software company that was scaring folks into buying basically nothing more a malevolent cure for fake computer viruses? Unfortunately, that actually happened to very smart people, the same “tech savvy” folks who are careful about what information they download on their computers, and even among those who know better than to click on a “Win a free iPad!” link on Facebook. Wired magazine shares the story of two con men – who are still on the lam — who sold their scam software to millions of unsuspecting consumers. How did so many fall for this ploy? Click the headline to learn more.