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Ransomware Attack Pushes Fake Font Update On Google Chrome Users

There is a tricky new attempt by hackers to trick users into downloading ransomware onto their computers. Unsuspecting users are shown what appears to be a Google Chrome popup prompting the user to install a new font.

The hackers are first corrupting a website to lay a trap for users.  When a user encounters a hacked website they get prompted that the “HoeflerText for was not found” and the user is provided an ‘update’ button.  Unfortunately, the ‘update’ button downloads and installs the Spora Ransomware.

The popup (shown below) looks very convincing;

Chrome Phishing Attack

But as with all phishing tactics – user education is the key!  Check out our post on What your staff needs to know about Phishing to learn how.

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