Network world highlights a new Ransomware attack possibly originating out of Thailand … while most users will not fall for this, this well crafted attack has the potential to trick a few users

http://www.networkworld.com/article/2955655/microsoft-subnet/microsoft-will-not-email-you-windows-10-its-ransomware.html

http://blogs.cisco.com/security/talos/ctb-locker-win10

For people who are impatient for their Windows 10 upgrade, don’t fall for an email scam that includes a zipped file that is supposedly Windows 10 sent by Microsoft. It’s not the OS, but it will install ransomware on your PC.  If you are growing impatient for Microsoft’s “Get Windows 10” app to let you know it’s your turn to upgrade, then you need to be careful; threat researchers from Cisco warned users not to fall for a new upgrade to Windows 10 scam.

The “Upgrade to Windows 10 for free” email has been spoofed so that it appears to be coming from Microsoft via update@microsoft.com. The header, however, shows that it came from an IP in Thailand. The email is using the same color scheme as the Windows 10 update app and claims, “This message has been scanned for viruses and dangerous content by MailScanner, and is believed to be clean.”