April 1st came and went, but left behind memories of a hoard of pranks pulled on each other. But all pranks are not innocently played. Many are pure malicious in intent. A similar prank has been doing rounds for the past few days. Videos and footages claiming to be those of Osama Bin Laden’s death are becoming viral, however, the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation have issued warnings that these are not only fake but contain malicious content in the form of a virus that carries a password stealing Trojan horse program called Banload that steals users’ passwords.
Coming across such a video or picture the users are warned not to click upon any links or download any content. The hackers are going as far as claiming the links are from websites like CNN to lure people in to believing the links’ authenticity. Appearing on a person’s Facebook profile and clicked upon or pasted in their browsers, it sends similar messages to all friends in their network.