Your Job Is Going Viral

, , , | Working | January 16, 2018

Me: *answering the phone* “Hello. This is [Office], security department.”

Caller: “Hello, my name is Peter from Microsoft, and I’m calling because there’s a virus on your Microsoft machine—”

Me: “Well, I should hope so. I didn’t spend all this time setting up an air gap for a false alarm.”

Caller: “Sorry? I’m calling because there’s a virus –”

Me: “Technically, it’s a WannaCry Trojan.”

Caller: “I don’t think you understand—”

Me: “Oh, did you mean you want to order a virus? Because I can make them, but it’s illegal, so I’m going to have to tell you not to do that, and if you are especially don’t go onto the dark web—”

Caller: “Miss, this is very serious; you have a virus on your—”

Me: “I know. I installed it. You called a penetration test lab.”

Caller: *click*

(For those not familiar, a penetration test is effectively a hired hacking service, so you can see how secure your system is. Some scam calls are just deliciously ironic.)

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