Death threats in Australian SMS scam

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 ( to get information on what you will have to do to live. If you ignore this message, you will die!”To read this report in Australian IT in full, see:,25197,25817305-5013404,00.html

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