Subject: Re: Suicidal aattemptThis message hopes to catch people's attention because of the huge interest in the on-going child abuse trial. The fake message contains a web link that supposedly links to Mr Jackson's suicide note, as anyone clicking on the link will have their PC invaded by a virus that gives others access to that machine. The message was first discovered early on 10 June and already anti-virus companies have seen many copies of the e-mail circulating online. Like many recent Windows viruses the malicious message does not use a technical trick or loophole to infect machines. Instead it relies on tricking users into infecting themselves. The badly-spelled message - its subject line is "Suicidal attempt" - claims that the suicide attempt was in reaction to the stress of the trial. A verdict is due in the case soon. Those who click on the link in the fake e-mail to see the supposed suicide note will get a message suggesting that the site hosting it is busy.
Last night, while in his Neverland Ranch, Michael Jackson has made a suicidal attempt.
They suggest this attempt follows the last claim was made against the king of pop. 46 years old Michael has left pre-suicid note which describes and interpretes some of his sins.
"That may not surprise people who think it might contain genuine breaking news about Michael Jackson. The sick minds behind viruses and other malware often exploit celebrity names and news stories in an attempt to infect as many people as possible."Ms Theriault from Sophos said the busy message is a diversionary tactic because, unseen, a virus is being downloaded on to a user's machine. The virus downloaded is a variant of the Borobt-Gen trojan which gives the virus' creator a backdoor into infected machines. She urged users to be wary of clicking on links or opening attachments in unsolicited e-mail messages.