Osama Bin Laden Death Video

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

A variety of "Osama Bin Laden is dead" malware scams and spams have become widespread online, most especially on social networking sites, such as Facebook and Twitter, just hours after Osama Bin Laden was confirmed dead by US President Barack Obama.

One example is a death video scam which says Osama Bin Laden is dead and you can watch his execution video or how Bin Laden was killed in Abbottabad, Pakistan.

It's entitled "Osama Bin Laden Execution Video!" with the description: "This will leave you speechless", but instead of a video, you'll be redirected to a Facebook Page and it will ask you to like the page, answer a survey, but no single execution video of his death as promised can be found there.

And this one is more dangerous. A video is circulating around Facebook, supposedly a BBC video showing the killing of Osama Bin Laden and claims it was taped by the US armed forces. You'll be redirected to a site, which will slow down your internet connection. Believe me. It's a virus!!!

Another internet scam is an invitation to visit a site which shows exclusive pictures of how Osama Bin Laden was killed in Abbottabad, Pakistan. It says, "This is so crazy they killed Osama Bin Laden, check out the exclusive pictures!) Osama Bin Laden Killed!" and again, you'll see nothing in there.

You can also see these catchy titles on your Facebook walls:

"Osama Bin Laden Dead [Video]"
"Osama Bin Laden Killed [Leaked Video]"
"Osama Bin Laden's Deadbody revealed: This reveals the real deadbody of Osama Bin Laden, finally the face of terror comes to end..20,345,647 people shared this"

and the long list continues...

On Twitter, beware also if you come across with this message: "CLICK HERE TO SEE IMAGES OF OSAMA BIN LADEN'S DEATH!"

I think this one is safe and funny, allegedly it's Bin Laden's final video message before his death, but still, it's something we should not believe:

So please be careful on what you click and share on your Facebook walls and Twitter pages, and even on what you receive thru emails.


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