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Fake news spreads email virus

Claims of Osama bin Laden’s capture by US soldiers and conspiracy rumours about Pope John Paul II’s death are just two of the supposed news stories tricking internet users into launching a new email virus.

The Kedebe-F worm spreads itself through email posing as breaking news stories about the supposed arrest of the author of the Mydoom worm and the death of Michael Jackson, warns anti-virus firm Sophos. Windows users who launch the attached file risk disabling their security software and firewalls and passing the infection onto other computer users.

Read the complete story. (The Register)