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Michael Jackson Email Viruses – A Warning from Sophos

July 3rd, 2009

Sophos, a computer security firm issued a warning on Thursday, 02nd July that a mass email claiming to contain latest photos and secret songs of Michael Jackson.

This email contains the following Subject Line as "Remembering Michael Jackson" and it is claimed to be coming from sarah(at)michaeljackson(dot)com

The email tells recipients that an attached file titled "Michael songs and pictures.zip" contains secret songs and photos of Michael Jackson, the pop music icon who died in United States on June 25.

Sophos advised users not to open the email as the computer users will be exposed to the infection and will in turn automatically spread the worm to other internet users. This virus will also exploit itself to USB Storage device as an Autorun Component. Sophos said that many computer users likely to be moved in opening up the attachment because of the interest in the King of Pop’s sudden death.

"Anyone who receives this email should delete it immediately to save themselves the embarrassment of infecting their email contacts."

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