Windows 10 Update Email Scam

Be aware of an email saying that your Windows Computer has Critical Updates.  Windows will never email you about updates for your computer.

A new malicious campaign which spoofs urgent update emails from Microsoft to infect user's systems with a Cyborg ransomware.

Targeted users first receive an email with either the subject line 'Install Latest Microsoft Windows Update now!' or 'Critical Microsoft Windows Update!' which is already suspicious as Microsoft pushes Windows updates through its operating system and never through emails.

The email itself contains just one line of text which reads: “Please install the latest critical update from Microsoft attached to this email”. While the fake update attachment has “.jpg” file extension, it is actually not a picture but instead is an executable file.

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