Cybercriminals Leverage Rumored Windows 9 Developer Preview Release With Social Engineering
We’re seeing schemes that are taking advantage of the buzz around the upcoming developer preview release of Windows™ 9
One of the threats we saw was found using some combinations of keywords like Windows 9
in popular search engines.
It involves a potentially malicious website that offers what appears to be a free download of the yet-to-be-released Windows OS.
We found two more threats capitalizing on the Windows 9 hype. The first is similar to the one above – another blog offering a free download of Windows 9 behind a file hosting service link. That’s where the similarity ends however, as the downloaded file is a completely different one – one detected as ADW_INSTALLREX.GA
. When executed, this adware downloads files detected as ADW_WAJADH, ADW_SPROTECT
, and ADW_MULTIPLUG