A fake Windows 11 download site wants to steal your data
If you ‘re looking to upgrade to Windows 11 , be extra careful as there’s a fake download page spreading malware.
Yes, this type of scam is not uncommon, but this one uses a particularly authentic-looking replica of the Microsoft website, which makes it all the more dangerous.HP thorough researchers quickly discovered the scam and published a detailed research report on the topic.
The fake website is located at windowsupgraded(dot)com, although we don’t recommend going there for obvious reasons.The cloned site uses a RedLine Stealer installer that can steal saved passwords, credit card information, autocomplete data, and even cryptocurrency.
HP ‘s report mentions a similar attack that cloned the Discord website in December 2021, prompting unsuspecting users to download the same Redline stealer tool.The Discord scam website used the same domain registrar and DNS servers, suggesting that it might be the same attacker.The best way to protect yourself from this malware is to check the URL carefully before clicking the download – and you should make sure your antivirus software is also working and up to date.If you’re looking to upgrade to Windows 11, check out our simple and safe guide here .