What Is Scareware?

August 28, 2023

Scareware is a type of malware or a social engineering tactic that aims to frighten a victim into taking a specific action. Scareware typically pressures a victim to perform one of the following actions: pay for bogus services, visit a malware-infected website, download malicious software, or reveal sensitive data.

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