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BY:  Zeljka Zorz, Managing EditorSeptember 14, 2018

Tech scammers are constantly coming up with new techniques to make users panic and seek their bogus services. The latest one, documented by Malwarebytes researchers, has been dubbed “evil cursor”.
“Evil cursor”

The trick works against a recent version of Google Chrome (69.0.3497.81) and prevents the victims from closing a tab or browser window by clicking on the “X” in the upper right corner.

The victims believe that they are pressing the “X”, but code inserted in the malicious page effectively turns the cursor into a large box and the “click” action is applied to a different part of the window, where it can’t perform any action.

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