View Full Version : Michael Jackson Virus Hoax

08-24-2009, 01:59 PM
This is a huge issue cerconerning internet users and people using IM programs such as Xfire due to the fact friends of friends can chat with each other and just text each other, etc.

There was a HOAX SITE recently made concerning Michael Jackson soon after his death. Once you actually enter the site, supposedly you contract a very nasty TROJAN or WORM or MALWARE. You can also randomly recieve an email about Michael Jackson with a link. Other things accompany it as well. More info on this can be found HERE (http://www.devilsworkshop.org/beware-michael-jackson-virus-spreading-over-the-internet/) or on GOOGLE (http://www.google.com/search?q=Michael+Jackson+Virus&rls=com.microsoft:en-us&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&startIndex=&startPage=1)

Have I actually seen the link with my own eyes? No. But I know people who have been affected by it and have seen warnings.

08-24-2009, 04:13 PM
Hey guard, welcome to the site and thanks for the warning.

I followed the link you posted and they add:

It is spreading via email containing the subject line “Remembering Michael Jackson”. The email contains zip file saying secret songs and photos of Michael Jackson. People download the file and their PCs get infected.

Graham Cluley, Senior technology consultant at Sophos said:

“The e-mail, which claims to come from sarah@michaeljackson.com, says that the attached ZIP file contains secret songs and photos of Michael Jackson.”

great alert and thanks for sharing.