Bits and pieces of popular culture will always be a target for scams, and we’ve already seen more than our fair share of Black Ops shenaningans; fake keygens / cracks back in November, and a curious tale from January of how gamers broke into a radiology server to play some rounds while apparently failing to touch the mass of personal info sitting on the compromised box.
February is almost upon us, and that means a new target enters the crosshairs – the Black Ops map pack downloadable content is available for all ($15 / £10 to you, guv’nor with a nifty Youtube preview to make you wave your wallet) and this means scammers are out in force.
As with almost every scam these days, they just want to pop a survey and make some affiliate cash. At best, a dummy file is hiding behind the survey; at worst, you’ll end up with a nasty infection stomping up and down on your hard drive.
Survey popping scams seem to be as popular as ever, which probably means a good chunk of people are still filling the things in then wondering why “dubiouswormthing.exe” causes their hard drive to melt.
Don’t be one of those melty hard drive people.