I thought I should post this to warn everyone of this.
Folks...Pay attention Now!!!!
Subject: Virus Warning! Confirmed by Snopes.com
Warning = it's real & confirmed.
Emails with pictures of Osama Bin-Laden hanged are being sent and the moment that you open these emails your computer will crash and you will
not be able to fix it!!!
This e-mail is being distributed through countries around the globe, but mainly in the US and Israel.
Don't be inconsiderate; send this warning to whomever you know.
Confirmed at: http://www.snopes.com/computer/virus/osama.asp
Origins: There are few headlines that would grab the attention of more
computer users around the world than "Osama bin Laden Captured," and
that's exactly what whoever created this lure was counting on to snare unsuspecting victims who use Microsoft platforms.
"Osama bin Laden Captured" isn't a virus in itself; it's the text of a message
that includes a link to a file called EXPLOIT.EXE. When a message recipient clicks on this link to view what he thinks are pictures of Osama bin Laden's
capture, he can end up downloading an executable Trojan known as Backdoor- AZU, BKDR_LARSLP.A, Download.Trojan, TrojanProxy.Win32.Small.b,or Win32.Slarp. Clicking the embedded link in the "Osama bin Laden Captured" message auto-executes a file called "EXPLOIT.EXE," which exploits a known security hole to download the Trojan. According to McAfee Security:
The Trojan opens a random port on the victim's machine. It sends the Port
information to a webpage at IP address 220.127.116.11. The Trojan listens
on the open port for instructions and redirects traffic to other IP
Spammers and hackers can take advantage of compromised systems by
using the infected computer as a middleman, allowing them to pass
information through it and remain anonymous..
Microsoft has made available updates that close the hole exploited by this