As I am on a “Virtual Walkabout”, I saw this and wanted to make sure all were aware–I have seen this hit my own network and it is annoying–but making sure all were aware!!!

U.S. Department of Homeland Security US-CERT

National Cyber Awareness System:


06/23/2017 04:09 PM EDT
Original release date: June 23, 2017
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has released an alert on technical-support scams. In these schemes, deceptive tech-support operations offer to fix problems that don’t exist, placing calls or sending pop-ups to make people think their computers are infected with viruses. Users should not give control of their computers to any stranger offering to fix problems.

US-CERT encourages users and administrators to refer to the FTC Alert and the US-CERT Tip on Avoiding Social Engineering and Phishing Attacks for more information.