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Osama Bin Laden's Death Email Scams, Fake Antivirus, and Phishing Attack Warning

Original release date: May 02, 2011 | Last revised: October 23, 2012

Users should be aware of potential email scams, fake antivirus, and phishing attacks regarding Osama Bin Laden's death. Email scams may contain links or attachments that may direct users to malicious websites. Fake antivirus attacks may come in the form of pop-ups that flash security warnings and ask the user for credit card information. Phishing emails and websites requesting personal information commonly appear after this type of news.

US-CERT encourages users to take the following measures to protect themselves:

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