Dead president Chavez becomes target of phishing attacks

Con artists immediately began tailoring mass mailouts around the death of Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez when the news broke, according to a report from Kaspersky Lab. There have been riots there, too.

Hugo Chavez gets 34,000 followers after a single tweet

It's pretty good going to get 34,369 Twitter followers (and counting) after a single tweet - and over 12,000 of those signed up to follow Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez before he'd even typed a word.