Today’s Cyberthreats: Christian Slater Undead, Scammer Heartbreak
Each weekday, TechNewsDaily’s colleagues at SecurityNewsDaily give us a roundup on what’s worrying the guardians of cyberspace. Here’s what’s happening:
CHRISTIAN SLATER UNDEAD: Online reports of the Swiss snowboarding demise of actor Christian Slater, famed for “Heathers” and “True Romance,” are premature. A dodgy news site posted his “death” possibly as a way to generate traffic.
LOVE’S LABOR LOST: A lonely Englishwoman met a handsome American G.I. online, and romance blossomed. Only after she sent him $130,000 did she learn he was actually a Nigerian scammer.
SPAMS OF THE PYRAMIDS: The upside of Egypt’s rulers cutting off all Internet access? Spam originating in the Middle Eastern country has pretty much disappeared.
WINDOWS INTO WINDOWS: Microsoft issued a warning and emergency patch for Internet Explorer after a previously unknown vulnerability was discovered that could allow a hacker to take over your PC.