Most search trends over internet are all about ‘Michael Jackson’ ever since he died. The spammers are spreading malware and viruses all over internet to capitalize on this trend. Security researcher at Sophos warned against Jackson spam and viruses.
It is spreading via email containing the subject line “Remembering Michael Jackson”. The email contains zip file saying secret songs and photos of Michael Jackson. People download the file and their PCs get infected.
Graham Cluley, Senior technology consultant at Sophos said:
“The e-mail, which claims to come from [email protected], says that the attached ZIP file contains secret songs and photos of Michael Jackson.”
This malware also spreads via USB devices. There is another email spreading viruses which steals the passwords that claims to have the exclusive YouTube video of the last work of Michael Jackson.
So, if you are getting such emails then be careful before opening it.
[Editor’s Note: This post is submitted by our guest blogger Anwar Hussain, alias Xphunt3r. Xphunt3r blogs about Internet, computer tips and tricks, WordPress, Blogspot, gadgets, news and events, software, games and more on his blog LogicClub.