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07-23-2004, 10:29
Web users tricked over bin Laden 'death'
July 24, 2004

Hackers are using what they claim are photographs showing terrorist chief Osama bin Laden dead to try to infect computers worldwide, it emerged yesterday.

Thousands of rogue messages have been posted on internet chat-rooms in the past few days suggesting journalists have discovered the al-Qaeda leader hanged.

The messages urge users to visit a website to view the photographs of bin Laden which they claim have been withheld by US authorities while they confirm the identity of the body.

Attempts to download the bogus picture fail, but, unknown to users, their computer may have been infected with a piece of malicious software in the process.

The software, known as a Trojan Horse, is programmed to steal sensitive information like bank details from the computer or exploits the terminal to spread spam emails.

Experts are warning anyone with a computer to ensure they have up-to-date anti-virus software to prevent themselves becoming a victim of the Trojan, dubbed Hackarmy.

07-23-2004, 11:30
Do you have the updates installed? :D

07-23-2004, 11:46
Roger. And tomorrow is update day for everything.

I'm having trouble with line errors on the internet for some reason. Line 36 on here.