Microsoft Windows 10 Upgrade Offer
Microsoft is in the process of releasing their new Windows 10 Operating System (OS). This is an upgrade you do not pay for, and promises to fix problems with earlier versions, and claims to be more secure. They plan to upgrade over 1 billion computers, causing inevitable confusion among PC users.
Cybercriminals are trying to exploit this confusion, with phishing scams and criminal call centres.
- Criminals are making phone calls, claiming to be from Microsoft tech support. They ask for your credit card number “in order to charge you for the upgrade”.
- CyberCriminals are sending emails claiming to be from Microsoft, with links claiming to link you to “your Windows 10 Upgrade”. When you click on the link, you download CBT-Locker Ransomware onto your computer.
If you would like the Windows 10 Upgrade, go directly to the Microsoft website for more information.
Here is the direct link, or copy & paste the link into your address bar: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/windows-10-upgrade.
However, you might want to wait on upgrading to Win10, until more field-testing is completed. See why on our review.