The news that a trojan horse attempted to trick users by telling them that Osama bin Laden had been captured is not surprising; malware have created false news events for several years now. However, an event like the capture of Osama would be important enough that it would be relatively easy to verify. A more cunning piece of malware would wait until Osama was actually captured (or any other event of large import) in order to send its email messages. This would give it increased power to convince unsuspecting users of its trustworthiness. On the downside (for the malware writer, not for the Internet at large), such a virus would not be able to be released until Osama was captured.