The death-threat spam

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by Gullible Jones, May 23, 2009.

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  1. The following is a real screenshot of a real spam, which really arrived in my GMail inbox on May 21:

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    Yes, the title is in fact "Reply or get killed!". The spam links to bufunoce.ru, which is apparently some sort of online pharmacy, probably not entirely legal.

    What do you guys and gals think I should do with this? On the one hand, there might be some authorities out there that are interested in shutting this spammer down... On the other, anything other than just deleting it might be a waste of my time, and more importantly of other people's time. What say you?

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  2. benton4

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    Someone needs to be told about this. Threats of any kind are wrong, period!
     
  3. I'm not sure it (legally) even constitutes a legitimate threat...
     
  4. quintile

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    OK, I can see it now...
    Still, I think it's probably something quirky in the translation, don't let it ruin your day! :)

    Second, it's a pharmacy in Bejiing? Maybe it's a bad translation..
    along the lines of 'take our medication and live longer."

    Whatta they gonna do to ya if ya don't answer...shoot ya by email?

    Not worth your time...
     
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  5. AKAJohnDoe

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  6. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Why do you even bother looking at that kind of mails?
    Mrk
     
  7. Bob D

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    Spam subject lines serve one purpose:
    Get your attention / spark curiosity.
    In this case, it seems to have worked.

    Ignore them.
     
  8. benton4

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    Good point.
     
  9. Smokey

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    Like Mrkvonic said, don't bother looking at that kind of mails, if desired add it to Gmails spamfilter, delete the crap and continue with really important issues. ;)

    <S>
     
  10. strangequark

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    exactly.

    maybe you should change your name from Gullible Jones to Skeptical Jones and just push the delete button :D
     
  11. arran

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    Just press Delete.
     
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