Personal AntiVirus Is A Scam, NY Times Website was a Source for a While

I have run across several Personal Antivirus infections lately and just read an article on PC World that does a great job explaining what the attack looks like, but then revealed that on of the infected sites that Personal AV used to generate the fake pop-up warning was the New York Times web site.  I recommend you click on the link and read this article.  If you have been to that site lately and got a pop-up warning that you clicked on , the bad news is you ARE infected.  Call you computer support professional and get yourself cleaned up.  This one has been tough to remove without professional help.


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I am a cybersecurity and IT instructor, cybersecurity analyst, pen-tester, trainer, and speaker. I am an owner of the WyzCo Group Inc. In addition to consulting on security products and services, I also conduct security audits, compliance audits, vulnerability assessments and penetration tests. I also teach Cybersecurity Awareness Training classes. I work as an information technology and cybersecurity instructor for several training and certification organizations. I have worked in corporate, military, government, and workforce development training environments I am a frequent speaker at professional conferences such as the Minnesota Bloggers Conference, Secure360 Security Conference in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, the (ISC)2 World Congress 2016, and the ISSA International Conference 2017, and many local community organizations, including Chambers of Commerce, SCORE, and several school districts. I have been blogging on cybersecurity since 2006 at

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