President’s death used for fake AV peddling

Scammers are taking advantage of the people’s interest in the news of the tragic death of Poland’s President Lech Kaczynski to peddle their fake AV software.

By poisoning search results, they are hoping to dupe as many users as possible. And even though Google is detecting and labeling many of the malicious links with the well known “This site may harm you computer” warning, there are always some that escape detection:

According to CA, the fake AV in question is named “CleanUp Antivirus”, and presents the usual fake results that are aimed at making you think that your computer is a hotbed of viruses and Trojans.

As always, when searching for high profile news stories, it is best to stick to the well-known, legitimate news sites.




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