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Thread: Jackson suicide rumor spreads virus

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    RPerry's Avatar Synergy BT Rep: Bad Rep
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    AMSTERDAM - E-mails 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 Web site which secretly installs malicious code on their computers.

    "If you click on the link, the Web site 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 SophosLabs.

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    More of these scams might actually succeed if they bothered to check their English in these emails.

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    Yoga's Avatar \ ( ^ 0 ^ ) / BT Rep: +8BT Rep +8
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    Jackson said he could not live without children, and if he was told he could "never see another child I would kill myself, I swear to you. Because I have nothing else to live for".

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    BawA's Avatar FST Pioneer BT Rep: +1
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    same virus were spread with Osama binladens Captures over Emails.

    "You can be mad as a mad dog at the way things went; you can swear and curse the fates, but when it comes to the end, you have to let go"
    Benjamen button

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    You have to be really stupid to open emails like that
    It's really simpel to keep virusses like that out you know.

    If you don't know the sender and/or it has a subject like Re:...Suicide,just don't open it and move it to the trash.


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    the new guy.
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    Honestly, people who open emails and follow random links like that probably deserve to get a virus.

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    blame everything on jackson?


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