Death threats in Australian SMS scam
Posted in: Legal, Privacy & Security at 23/07/2009 17:58
International money launderers may be behind a recent spate of threatening SMS text messages, according to a senior information security analyst.
The Australian Communications and Media Authority has confirmed it had received complaints of widespread SMS messages containing death threats.
The messages read: "I am about to kill you. If you want to live, contact (email@example.com) to get information on what you will have to do to live. If you ignore this message, you will die!"
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