Scareware Gives Mac Users the Heebie-Jeebies

May 3, 2011 No Comments

Scareware has apparently made its way to the Apple Mac platform.

Intego, which specializes in creating antivirus software for the Apple Mac platform, warned Monday that a fake antivirus program called “MACDefender” is attacking Apple Macs.

Scareware in general is a common tactic used by online scammers, and it’s been seen many times in the past to fool users of Windows PCs. Like many other scareware variants, MACDefender takes victims to a website, tells them their computers are infected, then tricks them into buying a non-existent antivirus program.

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