Nigerian Prince ups his game and is now a Syrian terrorist

Nigerian scammers are really going for gold, or in this case bitcoins.

Usually there is some long lost relative with a sealed crate of gold and if you just pay them a few thousand dollars you can inherit it.

Now they are just resorting to plain old stand over.

Police are investigating a threatening email from people claiming to be the terrorist hackers Syrian Electronic Army.  

The sender of the email warns that unless the recipient pays $1500 in Bitcoin, the files in their computer will be lost, someone in their family will be killed and their house will be destroyed by fire.

Acting national crime manager Paul Berry says police are concerned about any threats against members of the public and many recipients would be feeling vulnerable.

“Other recipients may not feel as threatened but may still wish to assist with the investigation in order to prevent it from spreading further,” says Mr Berry.

Police have set up an email address that people who receive the email can forward it on to be investigated.

Given Syria is a broken shell of a country I seriously doubt that the Syrian Electronic Army even exists.

Haven’t got one of these emails yet, sounds like fun to play along with though.


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

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