Be careful if you’re a very curious person, because it can be costly: the FBI has issued a warning alert about the existence of a virus on the Internet that is obtained by the attempt to view a video in which it claims that you can see how Osama Bin Laden died. The virus spreads through an email where a file is attached, containing alleged photographs and videos about events that occurred on the day of the death of Bin Laden.
Whenever there’s an event of great media and social impact, hackers start working non-stop with one thing on mind: haunt for the curious who want to know beyond what is offered by the press, and the strategy is always the same, or almost the same: they send an email to the worldwide web users, with an attachment that must be opened by the receiving recipient in order to view its contents. Inside you will never see the information that was promised, instead, you will get a dangerous virus that will take control of your computer.
This time it happened the same, because there’s no doubt the death of the leader of Al Qaeda was a big reason for the curious, especially if there’s still doubt about whether the United States and its army offered all the information regarding the matter. You may recall that a few days ago they were still debating whether they should publicly release photos to confirm the death of Osama Bin Laden and that did not happened and I think it will not happen. But some people still believe in what happened with the WikiLeaks case and think they will be able see it and as a result they fall into the trap.
So now you know, do not open any mail that arrives with the attachment of the death of Osama Bin Laden: IT’S A VIRUS, you are warned. Be careful.