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Friday, April 23, 2004
  Rook's Rant

Via corrente/ the farmer via archy and from Rook's Rant comes this sweet email, which purports to provide info on Osam bin Laden's capture, with pics!
"RE: I received an email with this content: Hey, Just got this from CNN,
Osama Bin Laden has been captured! ............
DON'T TOUCH THAT LINK! ( see below info from news.netcraft )
''Bin Laden Captured' E-mail Downloads Trojan Security
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.'

Anyway, here's the email content:
'The text of the e-mail:
Subject: 'Osama Bin Laden Captured',
Message text: 'Hey, Just got this from CNN, Osama Bin Laden
has been captured! Go to the link below to view the pics and
to download the video if you so wish: (Internet address)
'Murderous coward he is.' God bless America!''"
Rook's Rant also states:
The so called name of the person who sent me this email was Joan Lamb. Gee, a combination of Joan of Arc and a wolf in sheeps clothing. Pretty pathetic.
My question is, do you think al Quaida is behind it? No, probably not, but it would make for a sweet ironic cyber attack on their part. 
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