No, she hasn’t been reincarnated, but yes, she’s back, and this time as a virus! Reports are out that hackers have pounced on the news of Benazir Bhutto’s assassination and within twelve hours of her death, viruses and malicious scripts appeared on the internet preying on surfers interested in additional information surrounding Bhutto’s death. Well, guess who’s responsible for the attack! CNet China has the details:
Analysts have looked into the way the viruses are scripted, their sources, the trojan embed methods and the damage systems and suggested that it is highly likely that Chinese hackers were responsible for this virus. However, since most people searching for “Benazir Bhutto” on the internet are foriegners, the chance of this virus spreading through Baidu and mainland China websites remains low. Hence it is expected to cause no major harm to surfers in China.
And… oh, of course, if you have Chinese viruses, you need to have Chinese anti-virus software:
The two viruses can be killed with Rising 20.24.40. If you don’t have this software, log on to http://www.rising.com.cn. To check your own computer, log on to http://help.rising.com.cn.
Shanghaiist: Rest in peace, Benazir Bhutto
Ars Technica: Trojan capitalizes on Bhutto assassination in under 24 hours
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