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ALERT: Windows Fake Update is Actually Ransomware

November 25, 2019



Hi Guys,


You may have already gotten a fake notice saying “Install Latest Microsoft Update Now!” Or “Critical Microsoft Windows Update!”, with the body of the message asking you to “Please install the latest critical update from Microsoft attached to this mail,” with an apparent JPG file attached, (which is actually an executable .NET file). Do NOT click on the attachment and delete the email immediately. The file that they want you to click on is a ransomware application called Cyborg, which will encrypt all your files and lock their contents.


Microsoft will never send you an email asking you to update Windows. If you get an email like this please delete it straight away. You can never be too cautious. Stay alert. Hoaxed emails can take many forms.


Please let me know if you need any help in relation to this.

Max Roberts,

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