There’s a new hack that is infecting a lot of popular sites which tries to get users to install a virus by hijacking webpages and replacing all the text with random symbols, then telling users that they are missing an important font which prevents them from loading the page correctly:
If you see a pop-up dialog like the one above with the Chrome logo asking you to update your Chrome font installation, leave immediately! This one is a really nasty infection, and you don’t want to get it anywhere near your PC.
Please share this with your friends and family and warn them not to fall for this. It’s a pretty well-executed attack and it’s easy to fall victim to this one. They’re welcome to subscribe to this blog too.
Remember to browse safely and don’t click on anything that seems even remotely suspicious. This particular virus can infect some of the more popular sites and blogs you’ve visited in the past, so don’t assume that just because it’s a site you trust that this installation alert is legitimate! They are infecting the owners of these sites without their knowledge and preying on their visitors, so be careful!