Trojan parades as bin Laden photo

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Bloodthirsty users hoping to see the dead body of Osama bin Laden will get more than they expect if they fall for the latest internet scam.

The Hackarmy Trojan horse is a file being circulated in a message claiming to include photos of Osama bin Laden's suicide.

According to a recent news release from anti-virus firm Sophos, thousands of messages have already been posted on internet message boards and usenet newsgroups that claim CNN journalists found bin Laden's hanged body earlier this week, but that the photos have not been made public since the U.S. government wants to verify bin Laden's death.

Messages link to a website where the supposed photographs can be downloaded. Instead, users hitting the file download the Trojan horse, which allows hackers to gain remote control of the user's computer.

http://www.sophos.com/virusinfo/analyses/trojhackarmya.html

 

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