Cyber Security Today: Don’t be alarmed at this Microsoft support scam, billions of records open on the Internet, protect your PIN

IT World Canada | March 13, 2019

Don’t be alarmed at this Microsoft support scam if it hits your computer, billions of records with personal information found open on the Internet and protect your PIN from hidden cameras. Welcome to Cyber Security Today. It’s Wednesday March 13th. I’m Howard Solomon, contributing reporter on cyber security for ITWorldCanda.com. To hear the podcast click on the arrow below: There are all sorts of criminals running Microsoft tech support scams. A couple of weeks ago I told you about a phone call I got from a man pretending to be from Windows support. A woman in the Toronto area told me about another scam: She was online when suddenly the computer speakers began wailing like a siren. Then a voice said, “Someone is trying to hack your computer. It could be identity theft.” And on screen there was a message that said “Call this number” and the word “Microsoft.” This, of course, is a scam. If you call the number someone pretending to be Microsoft support will promise to clean your computer, if you first pay a fee. Not only do they get money, they get your credit card number.

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