Phishing email hijacks Windows 8 launch

Cybercriminals don’t waste much time these days.

Keep on top of trends and significant events, whether it is PayPal’s changing terms and conditions, an overdue student loan or the launch of a new tech product — any hook that cybercriminals can use will be exploited.

The recent launch of Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system is no exception.

Security experts at Sophos have reported a new trend in the phishing world, a shift from “Nigerian princes” or the down-and-out lawyer who needs your help transferring million of dollars from an account in Saudi Arabia. Instead, jumping on the Windows 8 bandwagon, a new email lure promises to let Internet users upgrade their Windows operating system for free. (Read More)

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