[quote=“Doctor_Faustus, post:19, topic:174751”]
You’re correct that most of these scammers are barely computer literate and stick with using common remote access tools downloaded from the web and talk scripts to scam credit card numbers for bogus “services”. The more sophisticated hackers I’ve seen are really just elevated script kiddies exploiting common vulnerabilities in Windows. Running your instance inside a hypervisor restricts the kind of damage they can do and how far they can horizontally crawl your network.
Lessons learned: A. Never click on anything unless you’re sure it’s coming from someone you trust and
B. Don’t use Windows. Just…don’t.