Stephen Gately of the popular Irish boy band Boyzone has died at the age of 33.
Just as we saw with the high profile deaths of other celebrities, such as actor Patrick Swayze and actress Natasha Richardson, hackers have not been slow to take advantage of this breaking news story.
Using search engine optimisation (SEO) techniques, cybercriminals have pushed poisoned webpages high on Google’s search results for pop fans hunting for more news on Gately’s demise.
If you visit one of these websites on an unprotected computer then you will be bombarded with bogus security warnings that try and convince you that your PC is infected with malware.
Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.
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