By ESET Research posted 24 Aug 2009 at 12:51PM
News came out today that Michael Jackson’s death has been ruled as a homicide.
Expect to see spam and hoax emails coming around soon trying to exploit this news. It seems that Michael Jackson just can’t die. It’s a good thing we didn’t have the internet when Elvis died.
If you get emails for pictures, videos, and other news of Michael Jackson, then delete them and assume they are attempts to infect your computer. The only exceptions would be from news sources you have subscribed to.
It is sad, but the bad guys have always tried to capitalize on misfortune and morbid curiosity.
Harness you curiosity. The video that requires you to download a “codec” isn’t really a video.
I can tell you I am the president, but that doesn’t make it so.
Director of Technical Education
Author ESET Research, We Live Security