Use Microsoft Teams? Be careful of updates that could lock your PC
ONLINE SCAMMERS are trying to use the increased popularity of Microsoft Teams to trick thousands of users into handing over sensitive information, like credit card numbers and important logins, using a clever malware attack. Not only that, it can also encrypt all of your personal data – leaving users unable to access any of their own files. Here’s how it works… and how Microsoft Teams users can avoid the latest traps being set by crooks.
Cybercrooks are using fake adverts promoting Microsoft Teams update to try to infect PCs and networked systems, security researchers have warned. Because of the ongoing public health crisis, more and more people have been asked to work remotely – forcing businesses to move to video conference and chat solutions, like Slack and Microsoft Teams. As millions turn to remote-working solutions, cybercriminals have seen a new opportunity.