Hacker's Osama bin Laden Hoax Terrorizes ComputersDate: July 27, 2004
A word of advice about clicking on those alleged Osama bin Laden "suicide" pictures online: Don't.
For one thing, the pictures are a hoax. And for another, they connect curious viewers to a damaging "Trojan horse" program.
Word about the images spread fast late last week and through the weekend via "Usenet" postings, instead of the usual method of attaching them to e-mail.
The Usenet consists of messages on various subjects posted to servers over a broad network. Each collection of messages is called a newsgroup.
A hacker apparently sprinkled thousands of newsgroups with rumors of bin Laden's death, saying CNN reporters found the terrorist leader hanged, and included a link supposedly showing pictures of bin Laden's body.
Add comment Email to a Friend
|Discussion is closed - view comments archieve|
|2005-09-02 06:24:13 - Very nice blog. Misho|
|Total 1 comments|