This is no surprise, scammers have taken big news events such as Michael Jackson and Mel Gibson’s death as well as the Haiti and Japan earthquakes to name a few topics to either profit or spread malware. This article by Ted Samson of InfoWorld explains the latest victim to this trend… Steve Jobs of Apple.
By Ted Samson | InfoWorld
“As much of the world mourns the passing of Steve Jobs — one of the technology industry’s greatest visionaries — the bottom feeders of the cyber crime world are greedily exploiting the tragedy through scams promising unwitting users a chance to win a free iPad.
Sophos has reported in its Naked Security blog on one such scam already circulating via Facebook that reads as follows: “In memory of Steve, a company is giving out 50 ipads tonight. R.I.P. Steve Jobs,” followed by a tailored bit.ly link ending with “restinpeace-steve-jobs.” Clicking the link takes users to one of countless malicious Web pages.”
Read more at InfoWorld.com