[funsec] "Warning over anti-virus cold-calls to UK internet users" (BBC)
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Mon Nov 15 12:07:35 CST 2010
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15 November 2010 Last updated at 07:56 ET
"Warning over anti-virus cold-calls to UK internet users"
Internet users are being warned about cold-callers who offer to
fix viruses but then install software to steal personal
Campaign group Get Safe Online said a quarter of people it had
questioned had received such calls, many suspected to have been
from organised crime gangs.
Some gangs, employing up to 400 people, are known to set up
their own call centres to target people en masse.
Internet users are also urged to be wary of pop-ups offering
more at <http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-11754487>.
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