Infinite Alert Hoax Could Be Taken Offline, With Your Help
October is cyber security awareness month, and it is during this month PC Pitstop hopes to put the infinite alert hoax to bed. Once and for all. However, in order to do so, we will need your help.
Infinite Alert Hoax
This hoax occurs when users visit an infected website. Upon infection, pop-up windows take over the user’s PC, claiming a virus has been detected and they must call a 1-800 phone number to gain “support”. Upon calling, you will be told to hit Ctrl+R, and type in various websites. These may include websites such as:
These websites provide remote access control, allowing the “tech support staff” to gain access to your computer. They will do everything in their power to gain your trust.
However, once you start to question their authenticity, they become incredibly defensive. If you continue to question their legitimacy, they will likely hang up on you. A true tech support company would not do this.
Here at PC Pitstop, we have made it our mission to put a stop to the infinite alert hoax once a for all. One thing you can do is call the numbers affiliated with this hoax. DO NOT allow them to take over your PC. Instead, we want you to call and tie up their phone lines and take up as much of their time as you can. By doing so, they will be busy with people who know it’s a scam and have less time to victimize innocent people.
The second thing you can do is join our mission. We are archiving the URLs of infected websites. By joining the team, we will provide these URLs. This is a great social experiment, and we will keep team members up to date on the fight to make the business of this hoax defunct.
To get a full list of the 1-800 numbers, learn more about the infinite alert hoax, or join our team, click here.