Fake Windows 10 updates were spotted by security experts. Some Microsoft consumers were already affected by the malicious enhancements.
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A view of the new Microsoft Surface Laptop following a Microsoft launch event, May 2, 2017 in New York City. The Windows 10 S operating system is geared toward the education market and is Microsoft’s answer to Google’s Chrome OS.
Microsoft’s Windows systems versions are commonly targeted by hackers and other malicious actors. Now, their latest target is the predecessor of Windows 11.
Bleeping Computer reported that some Microsoft users already confirmed that their devices were infected after installing the fake updates.
But, how serious is the new fake Windows 10 installations?
Fake Windows 10 Updates Installs Ransomware!
Bleeping Computer’s experts said that while they were checking their official cybersecurity forums, they discovered that some Windows 10 users posted their complaints regarding the fake Windows 10 updates.
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A participant sits with a laptop computer as he attends the annual Chaos Communication Congress of the Chaos Computer Club at the Berlin Congress Center on December 28, 2010 in Berlin, Germany. The Chaos Computer Club is Europe’s biggest network of computer hackers and its annual congress draws up to 3,000 participants.
“Hello fellas, my PC been infected by ransomware and my files have been encrypted with .yyqiidt file. Unfortunately, there is no decryptor yet<,” said an anonymous Microsoft consumer.
Now, cybersecurity experts confirmed the severity of these malicious links. They said that the fake PC updates would automatically install the Magniber ransomware.
Security researchers added that the fake updates are distributed in different files. These are the most common:
Aside from these files, there are also other fake knowledge-based articles on Microsoft that can also install the Magniber…