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Turning the tables on "Windows Support" scammers by compromising their PCs


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#1 NickAu

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Posted 12 September 2014 - 05:40 PM

 

Tech support scams are nothing new—we first went in-depth almost two years ago on "scareware scammers" who cold-call unsuspecting victims and try to talk them into compromising their computers by installing remote control applications and handing the keys over to the scammers.

We even managed to engage with one for a protracted length of time, with deputy editor Nate Anderson playing the role of a computer neophyte and recording the entire mess. But one developer has taken things a step further, producing a tool that will enable you to fight back if targeted—if you don’t mind a bit of bad acting yourself.

Turning the tables on "Windows Support" scammers by compromising their PCs

 


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Posted 12 September 2014 - 08:55 PM


After the payload is delivered, the Ammyy Admin server is fed the appropriate instruction that gains control over the instruction pointer, causing it to execute the payload. And just like that, the victim becomes the attacker.

 

And as the Great One would say..."How sweet it is."


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Posted 12 September 2014 - 09:20 PM

I had a phone scammer ring 3 days ago, claiming he was a representative of the Australian Reserve Bank, and I had money + $7000 interest from a lost bank account. Very thick Indian accent.
 

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Posted 18 September 2014 - 12:46 AM

I had a phone scammer ring 3 days ago, claiming he was a representative of the Australian Reserve Bank, and I had money + $7000 interest from a lost bank account. Very thick Indian accent.

Just got another phone call from these scammers. Looks like they're targeting Australia and United States. http://www.reverseaustralia.com/lookup/0280068345/
 

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Posted 18 September 2014 - 05:52 AM

Just got another phone call from these scammers. Looks like they're targeting Australia and United States.

Maybe they read about you here and are trying to get the goods on you personally. :crazy:
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Posted 18 September 2014 - 06:02 AM

Crazy Cat that's me calling, And if you give me your bank details and 500 bucks I will go and collect the money for you....... Trust Me.


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Posted 18 September 2014 - 08:50 PM

Crazy Cat that's me calling, And if you give me your bank details and 500 bucks I will go and collect the money for you....... Trust Me.

Okay, I trust you! Here's a blank cheque, fill it in and PM it back too me so I'll sign it.

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Posted 18 September 2014 - 08:57 PM

Just got another phone call from these scammers. Looks like they're targeting Australia and United States.

Maybe they read about you here and are trying to get the goods on you personally. :crazy:
Maybe your right! OHHHHHH the paranoia, now I need to take extra Prozac and lithium.
 

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