News about the death of Steve Jobs has been exploited by cyber-criminals by sending spam emails associated with this incident. The spam mail which may have one of the following subjects:
– Steve Jobs: Not Dead Yet.
– Is Steve Jobs Really Dead?.
– Steve Jobs Alive! or Steve Jobs Not Dead.
If you have received one of these Steve Jobs is Alive messages, you are advised not to click on any link or download any attachment that comes with the message as these may just lead you to a malicious or fraudulent site that distributes the Trojan Downloader or you can potentially download or install similar files and programs that can compromise the security of your computer.
These Trojans not only let attacker to install other malwares and tracking users browsing habits or helping to rip them off or install Rougwares like Personal Shield Pro, Total Security. These scam have also been helping them to use victim’s PC as another node for a spreading of these scam e-mails.
We must warn that all news telling that famous Apple entrepreneur Steve Jobs is alive are faked, so please ignore such messages.
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