If you’ve been sent a link to a video or a file containing leaked images of Osama bin Laden’s death, proceed with caution. Irregardless of whether or not this file was sent to you by someone you know or not, the chances are good that the file itself is virus warns the FBI.
The virus aims at stealing personal information stored on your computer.
Directly quoted from the article:
“Security vendor F-Secure said Tuesday that criminals are e-mailing a password-stealing Trojan horse program called Banload to victims, and Symantec said it’s seen criminals spamming victims with links to fake “Osama dead” news articles that launch Web-based attacks on visitors”.
Source: IT World Canada