It’s not just malware authors who are taking advantage of the death of Libya’s Colonel Gaddafi.
Scammers and fraudsters are exploiting what they see as a money-making opportunity too.
Take the following “top secret” email, for instance.
It claims to come from one of Gaddafi’s cohorts, who says he is currently hiding in a small European country. Andorra? Liechtenstein? Vatican City? He’s not clear about that.
But what he is clear about is that he has millions of euros tucked away in a Spanish bank account – some of which he’d like to share with you, and some which he would like to use to set up an orphanage.
Ahh.. what a nice fellow!
I wouldn’t recommend that you pursue this business opportunity, however. The email has all the tell-tale signs of a 419 scam or advance fee fraud…
Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.