Saturday Night Live exploited Bin Laden famously a few years ago. Today, who has been benefited from the death of Osama Bin Laden? The world, naturally – but hackers in particular. How?
Hackers love a big, breaking story. We've seen this with Michael Jackson's death and today we see it with Bin Laden's death:
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Here, in a black hat SEO (search engine optimization forum), a hacker writes:
"Monetize This NOW!Just a tip to the newbies starting out:
1. Create A Fan Page - Something like Osama Bin Laden Dead - Rot in hell
2. Start inviting people
3. Watch it go viral. You'll probably get 90% USA FB users.
4. Save it so you can promote a product later on
5/1/2011 - This is one of those rare opportunities that can build you a great list and a a couple of zeros in your profit. Use it while the news of Bin Laden killed by US forces is hot.
I just started one and it had 600 likes in 2 minutes.
Here's the the exploit works in real life:
First, a hacker posted up a fake video at http://videoosamabinladenmuerto.blogspot.com/
In order to watch the movie you "have to" click on facebook's like buttons:
Which generate "likes" to the promoted facebook sites, such as http://www.facebook.com/pages/Get-LAID-With-Girls-From-FBook-Transform-Your-PC-Into-a-Seduction-Machine/126607540750432
As the big news unfolds this week, consumers and enterprises need to be especially careful. Hackers know big stories like this can be exploited to help push their agenda.