In an e-mail sent to an estimated one million internet users yesterday a new downloader Trojan, Small-AXR, tried to find a home in unsuspecting Windows users machines. The Trojan was located in a pics.scr file zipped and attached to an email with the following message.
Turn on your TV. Osama Bin Laden has been captured. While CNN has no pictures at this point of time, the military channel (PPV) released some pictures. I managed to capture a couple of these pictures off my TV. Ive attached a slideshow containing all the pictures I managed to capture. I apologize for the low quality, its the best I could do at this point of time. Hopefully CNN will have pictures and a video soon. God bless the USA!
The email was circulated with various different subject lines including “God Bless America!”, “Captured! Finally!” and “Finally! Captured!”.
Users are strongly urged to resist the temptation to click on this shiny new attachment and ignore the message thus averting the world of pain that comes along with these types of things.
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