Reports from the Associated Press newswire have warned that a
file posing as a video of the execution of Timothy McVeigh, the
Oklahoma Bomber, is in fact infected by the Subseven backdoor
"Hackers and virus writers will try all kinds of tricks to
entice people into double-clicking on their malicious code," said
Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant for Sophos Anti-Virus.
"It seems this time that the hacker has focused on the public's
The execution of McVeigh on 11th June was broadcast to relatives
of victims at a federal facility in Oklahoma City. The FBI has said
there is no indication that the signal was intercepted.
Sophos continues to recommend computer users practise safe computing as well as running
up-to-date anti-virus software.