Fake AFP websites

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Another alert from our buddies over at Trend Micro:

Fake AFP websites spreading TorrentLocker after changing their social engineering target.

At the present we have seen 101 fake websites (the list is still growing)

We advise users:

– Not to enter Captcha codes to any penalty / police related website.
– Be especially careful about anything purporting to be a traffic infringement or the AFP (use the phone to confirm any such email).

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tl:dr – Always verify the integrity of a website – look for “https” and proper certificates. If you believe you may be infected, turn off the computer and seek professional advice immediately.