Firefox 4 beta crack ruse spreads Trojan to total idiots
Where did you get your degree? The University of Duhhhhh?
Scammers are trying to con gullible marks into getting infected via a fake Firefox 4.0 beta download scam.
Preview editions of the next version of Firefox are available for download directly from Mozilla at no charge (natch). So it's pretty obvious that offers of Firefox 4 beta cracks or a keygen are entirely bogus and almost certainly malicious.
Fraudsters are therefore hoping the hoodwink the truly clueless into running a supposed Firefox 4 keygen tool or crack, both of which are being promoted via scam-boosting Twitter accounts.
The crack and keygen are both infected with a Trojan downloader, warns Sunbelt Software.
Surfers who follow through with the scam are also directed towards a site hosting a smorgasbord of other digital parasites, as explained in a blog entry by Sunbelt researcher Tom Kelchner here. ®
the true freetard steals...
....even when it's free! Seriously some people get a thrill from stealing something even if it has no value (see 99% of illegal music downloads) and these scammers are doing a fine social engineering work.
But the unfortunate thing is
That they then go spreading the misinformation that FF is virus or malware infected and then ppl run to IE so maybe it's all done by Microshaft?? to get thier market share back lol
A little market research
suggested that this would be a good tactic - if you're going to be a bottom feeder then it makes sense to go after the low hanging fruit... what's next, a Adobe Reader hack?
oh wait ...