The recent post about the Bluebird Virus scam has generated lots of interest and has become one of the most popular articles on Scotia Systems over the last few days.


What’s interesting looking at the analytics is the distribution of the post readers:



As you can see, the UK seems to be the worst hit, but the scam appears to be also targeting Canada and the US.

Some of the keywords bringing in the readers are also interesting:

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What’s evident here is that the company phoning up is also claiming to be from Microsoft!

If you receive a call from a company either claiming to be from Microsoft, or calling themselves PC Masters – and they tell you that your PC is infected, hang up.   They’re trying to gain access to your PC and charge you for it!

If you have any other details to pass on regarding the scam, please leave a comment and we’ll investigate further.