Warning over Michael Jackson email
A computer security firm issued a
warning about an Internet virus transmitted from a mass email claiming
to contain secret songs and photos of Michael Jackson.
The email comes with the subject "Remembering Michael Jackson" and is
sent from "firstname.lastname@example.org",
It tells recipients that an attached file titled "Michael songs and
pictures.zip" contains secret songs and photos of the pop music icon,
who died of a heart attack in the United States on June 25.
"By opening the attachment, computer users are exposed to infection.
Once infected, a computer will begin automatically spreading the worm
onto other Internet users.
"Besides spreading via email, experts note that the malware is also
capable of spreading as an Autorun component on USB memory sticks."
Graham Cluley, a senior technology consultant said many computer users
are likely to be tempted to open the attachment because of the feverish
interest in the King of Pop's sudden death.
"But sensible computer users should by now be well aware that
cybercriminals will be quick to exploit news events to spread malware
and spam," he said.
"Anyone who receives this email should delete it immediately to save
themselves the embarrassment of infecting their email contacts."