Hackers target Windows Update in phishing attack


With users and administrators around the world scrambling to patch a zero-day flaw in Internet Explorer, cyber criminals have launched a new scam targeting Windows Update.

Security vendor Sophos said that the scammers have constructed spam messages which claim to originate from the privacy@microsoft.com email address. The messages, which are designed to resemble official alerts from Microsoft, advise users that their systems might be at risk and advises visiting a supposed “update” page.

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