As with the deaths of Saddam Hussein, Osama bin Laden and Muammar Gadhafi, the death of North Korea’s Kim Jong-Il had inspired spammers to take advantage of people’s natural curiosity, Fox News reports. The news network even suggests the North Korea government might be trying to profit from the demise of the “Dear Leader.”
Unlike the other evildoers who’ve died in recent years, Kim’s passing was apparently peaceful, so grisly death videos aren’t bouncing around the Internet. But there are still plenty of scams to be wary of, especially links that are appearing on Facebook or showing up in Google search results. Even Twitter links can take you to pages that can infect your computer.
Fox suggests, “If you're just interested in laughs, the Tumblr blog ‘Kim Jong-Il Looking at Things’ should do nicely.”