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Old 06-10-2005, 01:27 PM   #1
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Hackers Use Jackson Suicide Rumor to Spread Virus



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AMSTERDAM, June 10 (June 10) - Emails claiming pop star Michael Jackson, on trial on sex abuse charges, has tried to kill himself are being spread by hackers as a means to break into computers, a British anti-virus firm said on Friday.

The hackers have sent emails with the subject "Re: Suicidal attempt" and the message text: "Last night, while in his Neverland Ranch, Michael Jackson has made a suicidal attempt", said security software specialists at Sophos.

Jackson is awaiting a California court verdict on charges of child molestation.

The email asks recipients to click on a link that takes them to a website which secretly installs malicious code on their computers.

"If you click on the link, the website displays a message saying it is too busy, which may not surprise people who think it might contain genuine breaking news about Michael Jackson," said Carole Theriault, security consultant at Sophos.
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Thanks for the heads up seltis

i can see how people would get caught up in that one... thanks for pointing that out
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Old 06-10-2005, 03:31 PM   #3
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Thank you for the heads up!
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Old 06-10-2005, 03:38 PM   #4
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Yeah thanks for that Setishock. You shouldn't really trust ones like this though anwyay, as there are alot going around at the moment.
Even friends might send the link thinking it might be good info for you when it starts to work.

Also look at my link in the Communications part of this forum about a new threat by e-mail:

http://www.computerforums.org/showthread.php?t=16010

It also has a link to stop phishing within it.
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Thanks for the heads up mate
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Thanks for the warning
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good looking out there
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Old 06-11-2005, 04:50 AM   #9
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thanks mate for the heads up setishock but i am only 12 so i could well fall for it. lol i sometimes wish i could remember things this easily.
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Good work mate, good heads up indeed.
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