Bin Laden Malware

May 2, 2011

With the death of Osama Bin Laden it goes without saying that the hackers and scammers will be busy at work creating a feast of traps for unsuspecting people to eat upon.

Usually, this type of media activity spawns a whole load of Malware designed specifically to steal your data and personal details so beware.

What to look out for

Although we’ve not witnessed any such releases I’d watch out for:

  • Watch Bin Laden last minutes as he get shot
  • See Bin Laden dropped into the ocean
  • Pictures of dead Bin Laden released

There’s already a healthy number of searches on Google for “Bin Laden Body”.

I suspect that social media sites will be the prime target, as is customary, followed by good old fashion Black Hat SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) and dodgy websites.