Security advisory: Google Chrome uses targeted by “Font wasnt found” scam

Please be aware that a new infection technique is doing the rounds; targeting Google Chrome users. The “font wasn’t found” message that appears if you land on certain websites encourages the user to download the “missing” font. Do not download and install .. it’s a trap!

Hackers are targeting genuine but poorly maintained or secured websites, changing the code, and simply visiting an infected site can cause this prompt to appear  This infection method has been reported to install ransomware Trojans.

Please make your staff aware of this threat.


Lindsey Hall

As both an entrepreneur and an IT specialist, Lindsey offers a blend of deep technical expertise and commercial insight, delivered in language business owners can really understand and trust. She works with clients to provide a full range of services from strategic advice through to project management and infrastructure support. Lindsey is an accredited Cyber Essentials Consultant