Michael Jackson Suicide Email is a Virus Hoax
If you get an email saying the King of Pop has committed suicide, do not open it. Kindly delete the mail and watch out for any other quirky mails in your inbox today about Michael Jackson. Why? Well some dodgy hackers have decided to not only start an Internet hoax that Michael Jackson killed himself yesterday, but they are also littering that email with a malicious link.
The email, titled “Re: Suicidal Attempt” and the following message text: “Last night, while in his Neverland Ranch, Michael Jackson has made a suicidal attempt.” The email then asks computer users to click on a link that then takes them to a website. This website then installs code on computers which can then open them up to hacking and corruption.
“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.
For those of you who do not watch television or interact with many people in society, Michael Jackson is patiently awaiting a California court verdict on charges of child molestation. A verdict could come today or early next week as the jury is currently making their decision.