Just a quick note to readers in security roles that might be responsible for end-user actions: Tonight’s announcement that Osama Bin Laden has been killed will likely spawn a large number of malware purporting to be videos or pictures of the body or operation. You may want to pre-empt this by reminding users of the dangers of clicking and running things from untrusted sources.

I think most of the readers of this blog are smart enough not to fall for this themselves (and might even seek it out for the malware samples!), and that a good percentage are in offensive security roles, but this could be a big problem for the readers in defensive roles. So, heads up!

  2 Responses to “Fake Bin Laden Death Pics/Videos Probably on the Way”

  1. Yup to be expected and i already found a java worm spreading on facebook

    Facebook link
    hxxp://www.facebook.com/pages/0sama-Dead-video/222292004453410

    Javascript source location
    hxxp://okama.mo.tl/o.js

    Please feel free all facebook users to report this

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