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Police report lodged over hoax terror e-mail

The Malaysian Computer Emergency Response Team (MyCERT) said it has alerted the police to a hoax e-mail apparently originating from Germany, warning of terrorist attacks in Malaysia. The e-mail also preys on gullible e-mail users by telling recipients to click on a link to a website that supposedly provides more information on the attacks, but secretly downloads malicious files into their computers instead. A MyCERT official told In.Tech it reported the hoax e-mail to the Royal Malaysian Police Cybercrime Division in Bukit Aman last Friday. “We’ve come across e-mail and websites embedded with malicious codes (before), (but) this is the first time we’ve seen (hoax) e-mail that involves the Malaysian Government, terrorism and the citizens of Malaysia,” he added. The official also said an analysis of the e-mail’s header showed the message originated from Germany. “We have alerted the relevant administrators there,” he added. Full Story

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