(Pocket-lint) – If you’re looking to upgrade to Windows 11, be especially careful, as there is a fake download page out there that’s spreading malware.
Yes, these kind of scams aren’t a rarity, but this one employs a particularly authentic-looking replica of the Microsoft website, making it all the more dangerous.
The thorough researchers at HP quickly discovered the scam and published an in-depth research report on the matter.
The fake website is found at windowsupgraded (dot) com, though we don’t recommend heading there for obvious reasons.
The cloned page uses a RedLine Stealer installer which is capable of stealing saved passwords, credit card information, autocomplete data and even cryptocurrency.
The Discord scam website used the same domain registrar and DNS servers, suggesting it may be the same attacker.
The best way to stay safe from this malware is to carefully check the URL before hitting download – and you may want to make sure that your antivirus software is working and up to date, too.
If you’re looking to upgrade to Windows 11, you might want to check out our simple, and safe, guide here.
Writing by Luke Baker.