[olug] Just had "johnathan" try to scam me into a teamviewer exploit

Carl Lundstedt clundstedt at unl.edu
Sat Jul 19 22:14:25 CDT 2014

This scam hit the UNL campus this week and IT sent out a boat-load of emails about it.  

From: olug-bounces at olug.org <olug-bounces at olug.org> on behalf of Tom Williamson <twilliam at inebraska.com>
Sent: Saturday, July 19, 2014 9:16 PM
To: olug at olug.org
Subject: Re: [olug] Just had "johnathan" try to scam me into a teamviewer exploit

I got a call from the same people. I knew immediately it wasn't worth
dealing with, so when they asked if I had a laptop or a desktop, I said
yes, since I have both. He repeated the question a couple of times, I
answered yes, each time, and since it did not follow the script, he hung


On 2014-07-19 18:16, Jeff Hinrichs - DM&T wrote:
> Just had a cold call scammer, non-native english speaker, identify
> himself
> as from the "Computer Maintenance Department" and had evidence that my
> computer was actively being hacked.
> I played along to see what he was going to try and do.  Told him I was
> on
> the windoze and asked if the hacker had my password and yahoo email
> login.
>  He said yes.  He was attempting to get me to install teamviewer.  That
> doesn't sound too bad, except teamviewer has issues.
> http://teamviewerhack.blogspot.com/
> Anyone else have a similar experience?
> When I busted him, it was pretty funny and he reverted to a deviant
> twelve
> year old mentality.
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