'Hello, I'm from Windows and I'm here to help you'

2011-01-01

Craig Johnston

Cybercrime researcher, Australia
Editor: Helen Martin

Abstract

Craig Johnston relates a tale of unsolicited phone calls, interesting conversations and a worrying (anti-)malware-related scam.


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