We often highlight the fact that cybercriminals tend to rush when developing their malicious campaigns. The spam emails and scams are full of typos and grammar mistakes which in many cases give away the plot’s true identity and purpose.
Experts from the Spyware Sucks blog found
a shady-looking BIOS update that perfectly fits the description.
It’s unknown what type of malicious element it served, but the “win” window appears legitimate enough for an inexperienced user who wants to perform a BIOS update.
Once again we highlight the few basic rules that need to be taken into consideration when installing software, especially when something as sensitive as a BIOS is involved:
- never download anything from untrusted sources;
- make sure that your antivirus software is always updated;
- always check for spelling and grammar mistakes – instructions contained in genuine software provided by legitimate companies are never written by a drunk employee.