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.
The New York Times reported today that US military officials considered using cyber weapons to aid in the attacks on Libya earlier this year. Officials allegedly reconsidered concerned about setting a dangerous precedent.