Tuesday 3 May 2011
A common links scam is doing the rounds on Facebook and probably other social networking sites as well as email claiming that the "First released picture of bin laden dead!" is available if you click the link.
This appears to be a virus/trojan that then reposts itself to all your friends Facebook pages. To avoid getting spammed don't click on links claiming to be some major current news posted on yours or friends Facebook profiles. Others doing the rounds are alleging a theme park accident at Alton Towers and whale dead on a beach.
The photo of Osama Bin Laden dead is actually a fake that is based on a 1998 photo of Bin Laden and has been shown to be fake several years ago prior to his death by comparison and overlaying of the images.