Spam Kills: A Text Message Blows Up Russian Suicide Bomber By Accident

SpamWow, can’t believe I didn’t read this story before. From Andrew Osborn in the Telegraph:

The unnamed woman, who is thought to be part of the same group that struck Moscow’s Domodedovo airport on Monday, intended to detonate a suicide belt on a busy square near Red Square on New Year’s Eve in an attack that could have killed hundreds.

Security sources believe a spam message from her mobile phone operator wishing her a happy new year received just hours before the planned attack triggered her suicide belt, killing her but nobody else.

She was at her Moscow safe house at the time getting ready with two accomplices, both of whom survived and were seen fleeing the scene.

Islamist terrorists in Russia often use cheap unused mobile phones as detonators. The bomber’s handler, who is usually watching their charge, sends the bomber a text message in order to set off his or her explosive belt at the moment when it is thought they can inflict maximum casualties.

The phones are usually kept switched off until the very last minute but in this case, Russian security sources believe, the terrorists were careless.

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  • Curtis7676

    Four LIons rule no 1: Don’t turn on your cell phone until you are ready to blow yourself up

  • Curtis7676

    Four LIons rule no 1: Don’t turn on your cell phone until you are ready to blow yourself up

  • Payrollpinky

    If Big Brother and Big Gov have the power to snoop on all these pieces of shit, wouldn’t it be nice if they could remotely turn on their cells and spam bomb their bitch ass’s all day. Even better lets create a website where you could pick your P.O.S Muslim terrorists and watch them from a satellite and when the time is just right and there by themselves, KaBooom. A little sick and twisted? Yes, but nothing as sick and twisted as what they are doing to the innocence of the world.

  • Payrollpinky

    If Big Brother and Big Gov have the power to snoop on all these pieces of shit, wouldn’t it be nice if they could remotely turn on their cells and spam bomb their bitch ass’s all day. Even better lets create a website where you could pick your P.O.S Muslim terrorists and watch them from a satellite and when the time is just right and there by themselves, KaBooom. A little sick and twisted? Yes, but nothing as sick and twisted as what they are doing to the innocence of the world.

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