Who Killed Michael Jackson?

I’ve mentioned before that the death of Michael Jackson had, and could, lead to an increase in spam as those behind junk mail always jump on the latest trends in order to hawk their rubbish.

BitDefender recently reported just such a message, one that asks, “Who Killed Michael Jackson?”.

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This particular email claims to have secret information about the ‘killer’ of the famous pop star but does, in fact, lead to machines becoming infected and subsequently sending out hundreds or thousands of messages without the user realising it.

You can read more about this here.

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Lee's non-technical background allows him to write about internet security in a clear way that is understandable to both IT professionals and people just like you who need simple answers to your security questions.

Comments

  1. You swine! The title made me think there was some sort of murder mystery going on here!

    • Well I know a few people who think MJ really was murdered but I’m not into conspiracy theories 😀

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