MySpace Page of Alicia Keys Fallen Victim to Malware – Look at Alicia Keys Pictures, Get a Virus
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Internet security company LinkScanner.com has reported that Alicia Keys’ MySpace page has fallen victim to malware. When you visit the Alicia Keys page, say, to look at Alicia Keys pictures, the malware attempts to download malicious software onto your computer. Such malicious efforts such as this against MySpace’s page for Alicia Keys fall in line with similar attempts againt other musicians on MySpace.

It can all be traced back to a malware site in in the Chinese city of Xiamen.


The malware first tries to download malicious software onto the visitor’s computer. If that fails, it then tries to convince the user to download a fake program to view a video. And if that fails, it turns out that the hacker has a backup plan – if you accidentally click anywhere on the page other than on a legitimate link, you’ll risk having the malware put on your computer.

According to a MySpace spokeman, the page has been cleaned up. “Individuals who try to phish our members are violating the law and are not welcome on MySpace. We have blocked and removed the source of this phishing attempt and restored the profile,” said the spokesperson.

However, said Roger Thompson, CTO for LinkScanner, “We’ll see what happens over the next few days.”

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The lesson here is be careful and aware when you are checking out your favorite musicians on MySpace.

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