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Old 05-03-2011, 08:07 PM
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WARNING TO ALL! I have seen two computers infected with malware because of this today, both from facebook.

DO NOT click on ANY links that claims to have images or video of the death of Osama bin Laden. The U. S. Government has NOT released those images.
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Any link or site claiming to have those images is likely to contain malware which may pretend to be an anti-virus program. When you ask the malware to "clean" your machine you are asked to pay $50 or $60 for the fake anti-virus program.
Old 05-03-2011, 08:36 PM
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Yep, there are a bunch of dumb@sses on facebook spreading the fake photos..
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Originally Posted by littletunny View Post
Yep, there are a bunch of dumb@sses on facebook .

Fixed it for you
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Thanks for the heads up. I will pass it along to my friends and family members.
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Five calls this morning, 3 from business customers. A call center/ billing is requesting that I block all social networking sites for them.
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Security experts are warning Web-surfing consumers about a rise in cybercrime and scams related to Osama bin Laden's death.

Know of an Internet crime? File a complaint with the Internet Crime Complaint Center, otherwise known as IC3, a partnership among the FBI, NW3C and BJA.

Major news events are often accompanied by an uptick in cybercrime, as perpetrators seek to take advantage of Web searches for content such as pictures and videos. It was also a problem during this recent high-profile wedding.

"The reported death of Osama bin Laden is just too good a lure for cybercriminals and scammers to pass up," wrote Dave Marcus, director of security research for McAfee Labs, in a blog post.

Marcus said emails are circulating with links purporting to lead to photos of bin Laden's corpse. One message teases to a video showing bin Laden disproving his death by holding a newspaper with Monday's date. Clicking on the links generally opens files that install malware (what's that?) on the user's computer. In other cases, cybercriminals have poisoned Google Images results.






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Originally Posted by Coork View Post
Know of an Internet crime? File a complaint with the Internet Crime Complaint Center, otherwise known as IC3, a partnership among the FBI, NW3C and BJA.
And really what good are they if they are backed up 3 years, give or take one. ;?

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