Hackers forced Michael Jackson to 'suicide'Date: June 11, 2005
Source: Computer Crime Research Center
The hackers have sent emails with the subject "Re: Suicidal Attempt" and the following message text:
"Last night, while in his Neverland Ranch, Michael Jackson has made a suicidal attempt."
These details were disclosed by software security specialists at Sophos.
Jackson is awaiting a California court verdict on charges of child molestation.
The email asks recipients to click on a link that takes them to a website which secretly installs malicious code on their computers.
"If you click on the link, the website displays a message saying it is too busy, which may not surprise people who think it might contain genuine breaking news about Michael Jackson," said Carole Theriault, security consultant at Sophos.
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