The '800-953-457' pop-ups that may feature the title 'storage.googleapis.com' should not be trusted. The storage.googleapis.com site refers to the Google Apps Development platform, which we have seen to be exploited by fake technical support companies. The '800-953-457' pop-ups are generated by specially crafted pages hosted on the legitimate storage.googleapis.com service. Con artists are known to exploit legitimate services and use valid digital certificates of third parties and logos of trusted companies to claim credibility. Cyber security experts note that the messages delivered via corrupted pages on storage.googleapis.com may offer misleading information, lead users to phishing domains and recommend users call phone lines like 800-953-457 that are operated by fake computer support agents. We have seen the '800-953-457' notifications come with the following text:
Microsoft Warning Alert
Mallows Pornographic Spyware/Riskware Detected
Please can us immediately at 14300.953.457 Do not ignore this critical alert If you close this page, your computer access will be disabled to prevent further damage to our network. Your computer has alerted us that it has been infected with a Pornographic Spyware and riskware. The following information is being stolen...
Credit Card Details
Email Account Logins.
Photos stored on this computer.
You must contact us immediately so that our expert engineers can walk you through the removal process over the phone to protect your identity. Please call us within the next 5 minutes to prevent your computer from being disabled or from any information loss.
PC users should avoid making calls to the 800-953-457 toll-free phone line as they may be urged to install a remote desktop utility. The con artists that operate the 800-953-457 phone line may welcome users to download and run a customized version of LogMeIn, Join.me or TeamViewer. The software mentioned above is used by certified technicians and con artists because they can be customized and allow easy access to remote machines. The 'Error # 0x80072ee7' may be used as a pretext by the con artists to convince users into subscribing to a premium computer support plan that may cost a few hundred dollars. It is a bad idea to seek help on the 800-953-457 phone line considering that third parties may cause problems on your PC and lead you to install potentially harmful software. PC users that are redirected to pages with the '800-953-457' pop-ups may be affected by a browser hijacker add-on. You may want to install a trusted anti-malware scanner that can eliminate programs related to ongoing hoaxes and clean your PC from browser hijackers.