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Old 20th October 2011
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Default Gaddafi death reports likely to spawn multiple scams

From http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/10/20/gaddafi_scams/

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Early reports that deposed Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi may have died after being injured during the fall of his home town of Sirte are likely to become a theme of cybercrime attacks, if past experience is anything to go by.

The execution of Saddam Hussein in 2005 as well as the supposed capture of Osama Bin Laden later the same year, six years before his actual assassination, were both accompanied by spam emails falsely offering "death pictures" in attachments. The attachments had actually been loaded in malware. Scams along the same lines but featuring supposed images of Gaddafi are almost inevitable.
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