Hacker publishes tech support phone scammer slammer • The Register

Security pro Matthew Weeks has released a Metasploit module that can take over computers running the Ammyy Admin remote control software popular among “Hi this is Microsoft, there’s a problem with your computer” tech support scammers.

Weeks’ day job is director at Root9b, but he’s taken time to detail a zero-day flaw in Ammyy Admin he hopes will be used to fight back against tech support scammers.

This one is personal: Weeks says he became keen on a countermeasure after he “” … discovered one of these groups had managed to scam my grandparents and leave their computer an infected mess for me to clean up. So I set out to find out if I could counter an attempted scam with a full fledged remote exploit, and turn the tables on the scammers.”

via Hacker publishes tech support phone scammer slammer • The Register.

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