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Phone Call From Microsoft


caperjack

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I've received several many calls stating in a thick Indian accent "Hello I am from Microsoft, you have a problem with update your Windows PC"

I would usually hang up, but it got so annoying I decided to play along...


These were the old Ammyy scammers, who would remote into your machine and show you the many errors in your event log.
An attempt to get you to spend $400+ on their "repair" software, which I bet does little more than clear your event log...


Anyway, I was using purely Linux on my desktop at the time, and wanted to mess with these guys a bit.

Within 4 minutes of stalling I had a virtual machine with Windows 7 up and running. I also added a nice little handfull of Image Hijacks (these cause other exe programs to run in place of the normal ones). To name a few:
eventvwr.msc
taskmgr.exe
control.exe
iexplorer.exe

Further, I put many disgusting and horrible things littered around the machine in the few places they were to navigate through. The kinds of things that would give even a lowly con artist second thoughts about dealing with such a deranged and creepy person.

Then using my phone's internet connection for the VM, i gave them remote access. (Didn't want them anywhere near my real network, went far as unplugging my ethernet during this escapade.


You could hear in their voice when they were remoted in that there was substantial difficulty remaining composed and "professional".


About 4 different people tried to handle this machine as I played totally stupid, before they finally gave up and just hung up on me.


Never got a call again.
:roflmao:
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    win8.1.1 enterprise
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Hinze57
    CPU
    AMD FX 6100 6core 3.30gHz
    Motherboard
    gigibyte ga-78lmy-s2p
    Memory
    4gig ddr3
    Graphics Card(s)
    Radon hd5000 Series
    Sound Card
    onboard realtek hd
    Monitor(s) Displays
    19" viewsonic/ 22"Samsung
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    128gig ssd Kingston
    80gig WD 10000 rpm spinner
    Case
    micro
    Keyboard
    microsoft curve 200
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless M215
    Internet Speed
    high speed 20
    Browser
    ie 11
    Antivirus
    windows defender
    Other Info
    updated enterprise apr 2/14

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