Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Osama bin Laden to spread virus on Net

Security experts caution to Netizens that online scammers may look for to use the death of Al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden to spread malware has come true. FBI is also warning people not to open unwanted links that claim to show photos or videos of the Al-Qaida leader's murder, could be computer virus.

This spiteful software or malware can implant itself in computers and spread to users' contact lists, thereby infecting the systems of associates, friends, and family members.

The Internet Crime Complaint Center urged computer users not to open spam mails, counting by clicking links contained within those posts. Links claiming to show footage of bin Laden being killed by US troops and photos of the dead terrorist are already doing rounds on popular social networking sites like Face book.

Once a user clicks on the link, it is automatically pasted on the walls of all his contacts. The FBI further inquired computer owners to make sure they have up to date antivirus software to detect and deflect malicious software, and to keep an eye for fraudulent messages that often feature misspellings, poor grammar and nonstandard English.


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