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Photos of Osama bin Laden Lead to Malware

Publish date: May 03, 2011

ANALYSIS BY

Dhan Praga


The world was on a standstill on May 2 when US President Barrack Obama announced the death of Osama bin Laden. After almost a decade since the 9/11 tragedy, Al-Qaeda's notorious leader was killed during a US special forces operations in Abbottabad, where he was said to be hiding.

Naturally, the breaking news didn’t go unnoticed by cybercriminals. TrendLabs engineers found several spammed messages that claim to contain Laden's photos. The message asks the recipient to click an embedded link. This link leads to a site hosting a .ZIP file, which is detected as MAL_OTORUNN.

It is still best to visit legitimate online news sites to get the latest updates on the breaking news.
SPAM BLOCKING DATE / TIME: May 03, 2011 GMT-8
TMASE INFO

  • ENGINE:6.5
  • PATTERN:8114

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