Virus message teases with pictures of bin Laden's death

Virus message teases with pictures of bin Laden's death

Summary: [From ZDNN] Antivirus company Sophos warned today of a scheme that invokes Osama bin Laden to convince people to open a file containing a Trojan horse called Hackarmy. The message, which has been posted on several Internet newsgroups, claims to contain pictures taken by CNN journalists of bin Laden committing suicide.

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[From ZDNN] Antivirus company Sophos warned today of a scheme that invokes Osama bin Laden to convince people to open a file containing a Trojan horse called Hackarmy. The message, which has been posted on several Internet newsgroups, claims to contain pictures taken by CNN journalists of bin Laden committing suicide. But once the supposed picture file is opened, it installs a Trojan horse that effectively recruits the infected machine into the author's army of "zombie" PCs--already-infected machines that can be controlled surreptitiously from afar. The zombified computers can then be used to distribute spam or launch denial-of-service attacks.

Topic: Malware

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