When the bad guys contacted Noah Magram to sell him some bogus anti-virus software, they were toying with the wrong dude.
Magram is a principal software engineer for security firm Sourcefire. Oops.
The scammers told Magram he needed to update his software to prevent his PC from getting infections. And since this call came out of the blue, he was not only skeptical but also smart.
Magram fired up a Windows VM session and let the caller have at it. In this video capture narrated by Magram, you can see the attack in progress, the sloppy moves the attackers makes and how clueless they were to the fact Magram had a VM session underway — despite his several hints. It’s a fascinating look at the dark side: