When Spam Texting Goes Terribly Right

Times of Malta:

An Islamic terrorist bomb plot to cause carnage on Moscow's Red Square was thwarted by a spam text message, a court heard today.

Ilyas Saidov was jailed for 15 years for organising the attack in which two women suicide bombers were supposed to wear explosive belts to be detonated by a mobile phone call.

But just hours before they were to strike on New Year's Eve 2010, one belt exploded after the detonator was activated by a spam text, killing one of the women and prompting the arrest of the other.

That's what happens when you order your cell phone detonators from a Nigerian Princess.

Hat Tip: Intelgirl.

Posted by: Howie at 04:27 PM


1 Nigerian Princess. Hmmm, I think my dog whistle just went off. Or maybe it's just my tinnitis.

Posted by: EROWMER at November 28, 2012 05:23 PM

2 Just freaking funny.
Well played, Murphy. Well played.

Posted by: Dadof3 at November 28, 2012 05:44 PM

3 The best part? The spam text was a Happy New Year greeting from the phone company's customer service =P

Spam - 1
Black Widow - 0

Posted by: LauraWalkerKC at November 28, 2012 07:21 PM

4 To show my support of killing terrorists, I'm unblocking one spammer in my email folders.

Posted by: DMartyr at November 28, 2012 08:22 PM

5 That. is. hilarious.

"You've got... BOOM!"

Posted by: Pizza the Hut at November 28, 2012 08:57 PM

6 no shit pizza,acme jihadi at its finest,if these numbnutted cretins ever get good at the terrorist game the world is in trouble

Posted by: old cowboy at November 28, 2012 11:18 PM

7 That was freaking HILARIOUS !!!!

Posted by: Elmira Viking at November 29, 2012 08:53 AM

8 He bought cell Phones from Moochelle? What a maroon.

Posted by: Mark at November 29, 2012 10:20 AM

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