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Leaked Windows 9 Preview Lure Leads to Adware and Phishing

Leaked Windows 9 Preview Lure Leads to Adware and Phishing

August 27, 2014

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Malicious websites purporting to provide access to the upcoming Windows 9 operating system redirect users to affiliate marketing scams and phishing.Any major event can be turned by cybercriminals into bait for unsuspecting users, and news about a Windows 9 Preview being delivered next month is an opportunity that cannot be overlooked.Gideon Hernandez, fraud analyst at Trend Micro, observed the malicious activity by searching for a combination of keywords such as Windows 9 and ld…