More than just a simple death hoax, Johnny Depp's premature obituary actually had malicious intent when it floated around the web last year. In January, scammers posted bogus links to a news report detailing the demise of the A-lister, who had supposedly perished in a car crash in France. But when curious surfers clicked on the story, which promised footage of the fiery wreck, they were swamped by alerts claiming their system was infected with a dangerous virus. So many people were duped by the reports of the "Edward Scissorhands" actor's fake death that web security firm Sophos was forced to issue a statement urging users not to click on links offering information on the story.
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