Osama Bin Laden Virus

A virus purporting to show images of Osama bin Laden’s suicide popped up on the Internet on Friday, designed to entice recipients to open a file that unleashes malicious software code, security experts said.

The virus was attached to a message that was posted on over 30,000 Usenet newsgroups and is not being spread via e-mail yet.

The fake bin Laden suicide file, when opened, unleashes a Trojan horse that makes it possible for attackers to take over infected personal computers running Microsoft’s Windows operating system.

[Source: Wired]

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