Today I got a mail from facebook that carried below message. It was about a new video about Osama’s execution exclusive from CNN. It was an email notification about a update on my Facebook wall by a friend of mine who had posted a link to Bin Laden execution video.
Reading carefully I realised that its some kind of scam by cyber criminals who are trying to take advantage of the most hot news of the world and try to infect new computers. There is no such video released by CNN or any other news agencey about Bin Laden’s execution. The message you may receive from your friends on your Facebook wall are result of infection by the worm that spreads from infected accounts to all the friend connections and from there those who click on the link get infected. Once infected it again spreads to all the firends connection from that newly infected profile.
We recommend all our users to not to open any such video links received on your facebook wall or even through email attachments. Cyber criminals are making extensive use of this latest news to reach and infect as many new victims as possible.