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.
Hackers have spammed out an attack, posing as pictures of the death of Libya's Colonel Gaddafi.
The messages pose as photographs from the AFP news agency.
I was contacted this morning to assist Mrs. M. Gaddafi with "sheltering" $40 million... Is it my lucky day or possibly the beginning of an identity theft scam?
With heavy fighting reaching the compound of Libyan leader Colonel Gaddafi's compound, hackers have also taken virtual arms overnight and defaced the website of domain name registry nic.ly.