Rook’s Rant, one of my Liberal Coalition colleagues got this e-mail today:
Hey, Just got this from CNN, Osama Bin Laden has been captured! Goto the link below to view the pics and to download the video if you so wish: http://**********/ "Murderous coward he is". God bless America!
Tjough the sender says she got the news from CNN, her link is not to CNN. And when I go to CNN the top story is "Official: Iraq government won't include legislature." Maybe the OBL story is on a sidebar deeper in...?
No. The inimitable Farmer got the right poop and warned us all:
A new e-mail attack bearing the subject "Osama Bin Laden Captured" downloads a trojan onto the computers of recipients who click on a link promising additional details, according to antivirus vendor Panda Software. The scam spam provides a prime example of social engineering, masquerading as a news bulletin that, if legitimate, would generate click-throughs from a significant number of users.
This kind of crap sucks. I hope the perp gets caught and is duct-taped to the wall in an internet café for a week. Some things are beyond the pale.