Cybercriminals are quick to capitalize on the death of Steve Jobs.
Security researchers from M86 Labs have intercepted a currently spreading malware campaign using Steve Jobs as a social engineering theme.
Sample subjects used in the campaign:
Steve Jobs Alive!; Steve Jobs Not Dead!; Steve Jobs: Not Dead Yet!; Is Steve Jobs Really Dead?
Upon clicking on the links the visitors are redirected to a obfuscated malware-serving page, courtesy of a popular web malware exploitation kit known as the BlackHole exploit kit. The exploit kit attempts to exploit popular client-side vulnerabilities in installed applications or browser plugins.
Users are advised not to interact with suspicious emails, or spam emails in general.