I have just talked to a person about a security threat to my windows server. He called me at my home, using the home number. He said my name, and he told me that I should get on the computer and log on to a website. He would show me the security threat.
I told him that I haven’t been using windows for close to 10 years, so it can’t be right. He said he was from Microsoft, and that I had a security threat on my windows server. He was repeating the same phrase over and over again. Please start your computer and I will show you what I’m talking about. No, I told him, I’m outside, I’m nowhere near my computer. He ended up telling me that I couldn’t be outside, because he had called me at my home number. When I told him that I have an ip-phone, he hung up on me.
What happens now?
I’ve been watching too many movies; AntiTrust, the Matrix, Enemy of the state, Die Hard 4, and many more. I’m not easily scared, but when a person calls my home number, asks for me by my name, and starts telling me to, in English, that I need to log on to the Internet, because I have a security threat on my windows server. Well, it’s something I haven’t experienced before, and I’m worried.
On a different note.
My blog got hacked a while ago. I ended up paying for VaultPress to do backup of everything, and Sucuri to handle all the security threats on my blog. I might be paranoid, but I believe it’s better to be safe than sorry.
Have you experienced anything like this?