Beware the Michael Jackson Spam

It didn’t take long for fraudsters to exploit Michael Jackson’s death, as online security firms began reporting email scams using his name to attract victims.

One message contains links supposedly of unpublished photos and a YouTube video of the singer, but the link prompts recipients to download a file that, when opened, opens a legitimate Web page while downloading and installing malware, according to San Diego-based security provider Websense.

Elsewhere, an email is circulating that reads: “Vital informations after the death of Michael Jackson’s I really need some one trusted & secretive to speak with with informations i have in my possession before its too late Kindly reply me and i will immediately respond back,Its for just secret between both of us,” warned Graham Cluley, a senior technology consultant at security firm Sophos.

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