The Mother Board

Motherboards.org forums. Free tech support, motherboard ID, and more.
It is currently Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:07 pm

All times are UTC - 8 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Hack Attempt
PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2016 6:37 am 
Offline
Black Belt 4th Degree
Black Belt 4th Degree

Joined: Fri Feb 27, 2004 1:01 am
Posts: 4409
Location: Saint Augustine Florida
Today the wife got a phone call from a person who said they were a Microsoft Tech and they said someone was trying to get into my computer and to call 1-855-593-7317 or to go on line at support@fixsmita.net When she told me about it I hit the roof. Sounds like a hack attempt to me. We did nothing of what the guy said to do.

_________________
“Respect cannot be learned, purchased or acquired - it can only be earned” "Pay It Forward"


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Hack Attempt
PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2016 8:20 am 
Offline
Black Belt 2nd Degree
Black Belt 2nd Degree

Joined: Mon Aug 09, 2004 7:33 pm
Posts: 2741
Location: Milwaukee - Wisconsin
Microsoft doesn't care enough about any individual user to call them one-by-one...it's a scam.

They try to get you to provide remote access, after which they typically put in a back-door or install ransomware which will activate weeks/months later.

-Roach

_________________
Lian Li Lancool First Knight Series PC-K59W
Intel Core i7-960 Bloomfield 3.2GHz
EVGA X58 FTW3 132-GT-E768-TR
EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 FTW GAMING ACX 3.0
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 12GB (3 x 4GB)
Crucial M4 128gb SATAIII SSD x2
Crucial M4 256gb SATAIII SSD
OCZ Saber 1000 960GB Enterprise SSD
Corsair Professional Series HX850 PSU
Dell UltraSharp U2713HM 27" w/drop ceiling mount
Logitech G930 7.1 Headset
DBPOWER RGB LED Keyboard
Logitech G402 Hyperion Fury


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Hack Attempt
PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:44 pm 
Offline
Pilgrim
Pilgrim

Joined: Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:34 pm
Posts: 1
I want to know what this is really saying.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Hack Attempt
PostPosted: Thu Jan 25, 2018 5:18 pm 
Offline
Mobo-fu Master
Mobo-fu Master

Joined: Wed Nov 12, 2003 11:57 am
Posts: 20860
Location: 07438
Re post by Raisinkayrn:
Microsoft®, like 99.9% respected, legitimate companies, will never call and 'suggest" there is a virus or corrupt file on your computer. Any such calls are FRAUDULENT AND JUST A BAIT TO CONFISCATE YOUR PRIVATE INFO, OR INSTALL VIRUS ON YOUR COMPUTER. Don't trust anyone that calls and says so. Cuss them out royally, then hang up!!

_________________
F@H.. to solve mankind's maladies.. in our lifetimes!


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 8 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group