Just hours after the death of Osama Bin Laden, cybercriminals rolled out a host of scams designed to target Internet users searching for news about the late al Qaida leader.

These include a Facebook page featuring ads for Bin Laden-related freebies, which actually point users to pages that can hijack personal information. According to security consultants, the bad guys were quite fast and started to poison searches results in Google Images. As an example, a Google search with the words "osama bin laden body" typed in the search box resulted in an image that, when clicked, would redirect the user to a malicious domain that could bring your computer to its knees.

... Security experts recommend not clicking on unfamiliar links to purported Bin Laden-related sites that you receive via email and social networking sites.

US-CERT (United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team) encourages users to take the following measures to protect themselves: