Dangers Of Email Hoaxes
from the you-might-cause-innocent-children-to-die dept
Admittedly, this is a horrible story, but there’s something bizarre about how it all played out. It seems that some jokers at a computer company in the UK forged an email convincing someone at a competing company to take a bogus business trip to India. When he got there he discovered that it was all a hoax. On returning home he had a nervous breakdown and killed his 12-year-old daughter. Apparently, this is old news in the UK, but I hadn’t heard of it before. The new news is that the guys who started the hoax by sending the email have now been charged with forgery. It seems like a good public service announcement against forgery and email hoaxes…
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You have the link for the next article in this one!
Re: bad link!
Yah, I think this is the real link:
Re: Re: bad link!
Phew! Thanks! Actually, the original link had meant to be to a story in the Register, but it seems they’re having one of their daily downtimes right now so I kept reloading their site hoping to get in… with no luck. The BBC story is a better one though. It’s been fixed now… Thanks again!