Microsoft is serious about BazaCall, a scam that involves phony call centers. Should you play along with the scam and get caught by it, you'll likely be susceptible to ransomware and having sensitive credentials stolen.
A new email campaign attempts to trick people into installing a fake Windows update that supposedly addresses a recent major ransomware attack. Instead, it installs software that can break into people's systems and networks.
Ransomware attacks are on the rise, and threat actors are getting craftier with them. That's why Microsoft is warning people to look out for call centers and Excel files that are being set up with the sole intent of causing trouble.