US-CERT just released this cautionary notice about email-based scams related to the topic of Osama bin Laden's death. Please read this official publication from the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team. To be really safe, what you would do is go to a trusted website and locate the official website of this organization there, then navigating to locate the information I refer to - to simply click on my link would be the precise problem the CERT is warning us about! But here's the link anyway:
This link is provided for informational purposes only and does not
represent an endorsement by or affiliation with the Department of
Homeland Security (DHS).
It is really sad that there are people out there with the technical resources and knowledge to prey on the hype of the media with malicious intent. Over-sensationalized (or even false) journalism and reporting are bad enough; let us not turn them into a vehicle for fraud and identity theft, as well!
Registered Linux User #370740 (http://counter.li.org)