New Tech Support Scam Causes Chrome Browser to Use 100% of the CPU

A new tech support scam has been discovered that uses JavaScript to create a loop that ultimately causes Google Chrome to use up all of the CPU resources on the computer and freeze the browser.

This new tech support scam variant was reported in a Google Chrome bug report that states that once a user visits the page, the CPU utilization quickly goes to 100%. This makes it impossible to close the tab, the browser, or properly use the computer until the Chrome process is killed.

Read more about the new tech support scam on BleepingComputer.