Based on the attention that WikiLeaks' has recieved around the world in the last week, it was only a matter of time before Scammers and Spammers were going to misuse user's curiosity regarding the matter to gain access to their computers.
An e-mail with “IRAN Nuclear BOMB!” in the subject line has been detected by Symantec. It has a spoofed header to make it look like it came from WikiLeaks.org and a message body which states "OBAMA is and IMPOSTOR!" and offering an URL.
By clicking on on the URL in the email, a victim is taken to a site where a Wikileaks.jar file attempts to downloaded a worm on the victim's computer. See example
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The worm in question opens a backdoor into the system by using a predetermined port and IP address. The worm will allow the attacker to do all kinds of bad thinks to your computer, like: Stealing, Spying, and routing traffic through the your infected system. It can also spread further by copying itself to removable drives and the share folders of file-sharing programs.
For now it is important that you be careful when looking for information on WikiLeaks. Also, it's best that you be careful when searching for information on any hot topic that is currently finding it's way around the net. Don't click on links in unsolicited e-mails or anywhere on the web indiscriminately and try to stick to well established or trusted news services for more information about those topics
Read more Via The Symantec Blog
What to do if you've downloaded suspicious software to your Computer
If you have followed any suspicious links by email to a website, downloaded a piece of software you are unsure of and believe you may have gotten a virus infection, I suggest you immediately make sure your Anti-Virus software is up to date and working and do a "Full" scan of your computer with it. If you don't have a Virus Scanner or Anti-Virus software on your system, here is a list of FREE ONLINE VIRUS SCANNERS.
Online Virus Scanners:
The sites below will run a virus scan on your computer.
( I suggest you check your system with at least 2 of these )
Symantec Security Check
Trend Micro's HouseCall
Onecare Safety Scanner
Kaspersky Online Scanner
ActiveScan 2.0 - PANDA SECURITY
BitDefender Online Scanner
CA Online Threat Scanner
For your continued safety, if you do not already have virus protection on your computer, I highly suggest you obtain this protection. Below is a list of free Anti-Virus Software. Chose only 1 from each list..
**Free Antivirus Softwares**
Microsoft Security Essentials
Avira AntiVir Personal Edition
Avast! Free Antivirus
**Free Spyware Scanners**
Spybot Search & Destroy
PC Tools ThreatFire