Scammers Use Download Bombs to Freeze Chrome Browsers on Shady Sites[bleepingcomputer]
The operators of some tech support scam websites have found a new trick to block visitors on their shady sites and scare non-technical users into paying for unneeded software or servicing fees.
The trick is meant to drive panicked users into calling one of the tech support phone numbers shown on the screen.
The expert says the only way to escape the tech support website is to close Chrome via Windows Task Manager.
When the user restarts Chrome, if Chrome is configured to reload the previous session, Segura advises users to quickly close the shady site while the page is loading and before the malicious code has a chance to execute.
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14 Nov 2019 - News Clipping