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Scareware / Rogueware
Posted by Samuel Turi on 28 April 2011 10:24 AM

Scareware / Rogueware

Scareware is software meant to raise uncertainty or to scare the user.

Its purpose is to make the victims feel threatened of imminent (unreal) danger and to make them pay to eliminate it.

There are also cases when the victims are lead to believe they were attacked and they are instructed to carry out an action, which in reality is the real attack.

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