Phishing Scam warning
Yesterday I received an e-mail that looked as follows (sensitive data scrambled):
The contract has been updated, please check. https://drive.google.com/XXXXXXXXXXXXX Archive password: 7777 Rick, the classification "too old" is strange. My PC dates from 2011 and I was able to migrate from 7 to 10 without any hassle.
More likely, any of your hardware components does not support the migration, e.g. because the manufacturer refuses to release W10 compatible drivers. You may try to find out exactly where the problem lies and consider replacing only the part that blocks the update. Another option is to migrate to Windows 8. Maybe that works, and it gives you 3 years extra support. I don't know if running Photoshop under Linux is a good idea. I myself use LInux on a laptop, with a Windows VM. The VM is clearly less responsive and less stable than a native Windows system. Plus, you need to share system resources like memory over two operating systems. A dual boot may be viable, but then you still have the issue of running an unsupported OS? -- Gerald Bakker http://geraldbakker.nl
The forwarded text of this mail (starting with "Rick,") is a message that I posted here a few weeks ago. The text above that looks like someone forwarded my post to inform me of some new information about the subject. The google drive link exists and consists of a ZIP file. In it, a small Visual Basic script that looks very suspect, and is indeed listed as a Phishing Scam on some websites. (E.g. have a look at https://blogs.k-state.edu/scams/2020/01/23/phishing-scam-01-23-2020-business-administration-kansas-state-university/)
Be warned! The listed sender of this e-mail is a member of the group, but I'm quite sure that this person did not actually send the mail. Presumably anyone here can be a target of such a scam mail. I'm afraid this is an unfortunate consequence of the fact that our discussions are now open.