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Spammers are using the promise of photos of Colonel Gaddafi's death to trick users into downloading malicious attachments.
"Windows computer users who decompress the attached file are putting their PCs at risk of infection," writes Sophos' Graham Cluley. "The RAR archive file creates a malicious file called: Bloody Photos_Gadhafi_Death\Gadhafi?rar.scr."
"Sophos anti-virus products detect the malware proactively as Mal/Behav-103," Cluley writes.
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