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Link Scams Continue

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Link click scams continue to cause trouble for many computer users and present security threats to many businesses and organizations.  The way this works is that an individual would send a link to prompt the recipient to click on it.  Once clicked, the target computer will download malware.  This will happen without the computer owner's knowledge and often without leaving a trace.  The most sophisticated code can mutate to avoid virus protection programs, which are pattern based.  We have seen this situation in banking, emails, social networking and many others.  The bottom line is that once the link is clicked, the attacker "owns" the target machine.  The video below explains some of this, in this case from the angle of a fake pizza order.  Once the user cancels the fake order, the attacker owns the machine and all information in it.  This is a major security threat to businesses.