The Fake Windows Security Alert Virus is what Microsoft classifies as a scareware. This is because, it involves a hacker tactfully scaring users by convincing them that their PC is infected, and getting them to download viruses disguised as fake antivirus software to fix the non-existent problem.
Unlike the hacker portrayed in the 2003 movie ‘The Core’, I don’t speak digital. I may be conversant with a few different tongues, but definitely ‘10100…..’ isn’t one of them! So when this fictional hacker claims in the movie, that using his knowledge of the digital dialect, he can steal a person’s money, his secrets, his fantasies, and indeed his whole life, I get really scared, and for good reason!