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Gaddafi email scam offers you millions, and to set up an orphanage!

Gaddafi 419 scam

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.

Malware attack poses as bloody photos of Gaddafi's death

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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.

US considered cyberwarfare in attacks on Gaddafi's Libya

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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.

Mrs. Gaddafi offers 40 million dollars for safekeeping

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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?

Hackers deface Libya's top level domain registry with anti-Gaddafi message

Hackers deface Libya's top level domain registry with anti-Gadaffi message

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.

Violence in Libya exploited by email scammers

Violence in Libya exploited by email scammers

Outbreaks of violence in Libya between the-powers-that-be and groups opposed to Libyan leader Colonel Gaddafi are causing many people to flee the country for safer shores.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, scammers aren't being slow to take advantage of the breaking news story.