US-Based Tech Support Firm Sells Unlicensed Malwarebytes Software

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  1. KeyPer4Life

    KeyPer4Life Registered Member

    Dec 18, 2013
    Recent operation, run from Florida, USA, that managed to sell at least $230,000 / €171,000 worth
    of unlicensed Malwarebytes software.

    This particular fraudulent operation caught the attention of Malwarebytes security researcher
    Jerome Segura, who started to gather information about the company perpetrating the scam and how it operated.
    Segura lists three such methods: ads in Google or Bing search results targeting certain popular
    keywords (i.e. FBI virus, Netflix support), free registry cleaners/optimizers generating a misleading
    number of errors and borderline fake/fraudulent pages designed to scare the user.

    Regardless of the method used, fake virus alerts accompanied by a tech support phone number
    would be presented to the potential victim.
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