NEWS FROM THE LAB - Friday, June 3, 2005

Osama Bin Laden is *not* captured Posted by Mikko @ 05:50 GMT

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Ceco posted earlier this night about Trojan-Downloader.Win32.Small.axr, which was spammed widely in various messages.

One of the texts of these messages read:

   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!
   Stephen Christensen
   Attachment: pics.scr

At least one weblog was actually duped by these messages, and as a result they posted "breaking news" about Osama Bin Laden's capture.

We hope they didn't click on the attachment.