A new phishing campaign has been discovered that redirects users to a browser hijacker malware. The phishing technique employed in this campaign is also commonly used by tech support scams, that are known to use scare tactics to lure victims.
In this phishing campaign, an email message displays a fake error message and phone number. The message is designed to trick the user into thinking they are infected with malware and must pay for technical support. The scam was discovered by McAfee researchers, who believe that the campaign has special relevance to both consumers and corporate users since businesses heavily depend on emails for communication.