By Andrew Brandt
It’s been more than a week that we at Webroot, and countless others, have been getting floods of bogus messages with HTML attachments. I thought I’d give the curious readers of this blog a quick glance at one of the drive-by sites that load in the browser if you try to open the file.
It all starts with a warning popup which reads:
There is a big chance that your computer is infected! They can cause data loss and file damages and need to be fixed as soon as possible. Return to Microsoft Security Assessment Tool and download it to guard your PC.
Wow, really? How big is the chance? Is this more like a scratch-off lottery ticket level of chance, or is it closer to a look under the bottle cap to see if you win chance? What they don’t tell you is that your chance of becoming infected with an annoying rogue increases to about 100% if you continue down this well-worn path. Continue reading