Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Osama malware scams spread to Facebook • The Register

A stark and multifaceted reality check

News of Osama bin Laden's assassination may have appeared on Twitter before the official confirmation but surfers following up supposed offers of live kill footage from Facebook or email will almost certainly end up hitting malware.

Breaking news items are often taken as the theme for search engine manipulation designed to deliver links to scareware portals in search results – and the death of the al Queda leader is no exception. Scams featuring JavaScript code and Facebook chat messages are also doing the rounds, Trend Micro reports.

Osama malware scams spread to Facebook • The Register

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