Monday, July 6, 2009
Michael Jackson Malware Alert
SecurityOrb.com are asking users to beware of any emails regarding the investigation into Michael Jackson's death, for they may be spam messages that infect personal computers with malware able to steal personal information including account numbers and passwords from banks, email and other online accounts.
Expert at SecurityOrb.com have been tracking the celebrity-focused spam attacks since the day after his death was reported.
“We have noticed a trend in recent years… When ever a major event occurs that captures mass media attention, hackers use it to their advantage to help spread their malicious acts.” According to Kellep Charles, SecurityOrb.com’s Chief IT Security Consultant.
One of the more spreading spam reads, "Michael Jackson was killed ... but who killed Michael Jackson."
SecurityOrb.com are asking users to be vigilant when accessing email and opening embedded links or attachments. Also make sure you have the latest anti-virus software and spyware available on your personal computer.
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