Bin Laden Death Used to Spread Viruses

Computer security specialists are warning that the death of Osama Bin Laden, like other major news events such as the tsunami in Japan, is being used to spread computer viruses and other malware, hidden behind links that pretend to contain information or photos about the attack.

“Users should be cautious of spam containing links to photos, videos and other information that sounds remarkably interesting on Bin Laden’s death. Users also need to be cautious of Tweets and Facebook posts, as cybercriminals gear up to attract unsuspecting traffic to spread malware,” wrote Mike Lennon in Security Week.

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