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Terrorists new weapon: E-mails to media houses

July 28, 2008 19:59 IST

While the security agencies were grappling with the e-mail of Indian Mujahideen [Images], some media houses have been busy in receiving emails warning of more bomb explosions in various parts of the country.

Various television channels in the national capital as well as in Bangalore have received emails from one email address or the other, warning various places that would be targeted soon.

However, the emails while being traced from the IP addresses have led to cyber cafes and seem to have been usedby some pranksters to spread panic.

"Maujauddin", "Mujahedindia" "Allahbakhshish" and one from "Gorkhaland" have been used to spread the rumours.

"Maujauddin", while attempting to camouflage his identity, had chosen Pacific Daylight Time (PDT), a time zone used in the United States.

All the accounts, created on Yahoo domain, were created on July 26 and July 27.

This prankster did not remain confined to "Mujahideens" only. Gorkhaland supporters also joined in by sending prank emails to various television channels saying that if their demand for a separate state were not met, more and more explosions would be carried out. 


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