Scareware Turns Bank Accounts into Horror Shows

A new type of malware is out that uses scare tactics to trick users into downloading software that hacks user's bank accounts. Users are shown a pop up ad that tells them that their computer is infected and the only way to solve the problem is to download a specific program. The user is asked to charge around $30 to a credit card to download the "safe" program. Now the user is not only out $30, but their computer is still infected, and a rogue company has the user's credit card information.

Are employees at your company safe? Do they not only use proper anti-virus programs, but do they know how to navigate the web safely? At Renascence IT Consulting, we not only work with servers and desktops, but also train users. By keeping users up to date, it saves on down time, billable time, and the threat of having your network hacked. Feel free to contact us by email or phone if you have any concerns about your business' IT practices. 

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