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California Man's Computer Used to Send Bomb Threat in India




California Man's Computer Used to Send Bomb Threat in India
California Man's Computer Used to Send Bomb Threat in India



http://blog.wired.com/27bstroke6/2008/07/california-mans.html 

By Kim Zetter 
Threat Level
Wired.com
July 28, 2008

A California man currently renting a home in India is caught in the 
middle of an investigation into a series of bombs that exploded in India 
this last weekend, according to the Associated Press.

The 48-year-old man hasn't been identified by police and is not 
currently a suspect.

An e-mail, which bore the subject line "Await 5 minutes for the revenge 
of Gujarat," was sent from the man's computer to several Indian 
television stations minutes before 16 bombs exploded in Ahmadabad, a 
city in the western Indian state of Gujarat. Police believe, however, 
that the message likely did not originate from the man's computer and 
that someone else -- presumably a hacker -- simply used his computer and 
Yahoo account to send it. In the message, a group calling itself the 
Indian Mujahideen, claimed credit for the bombings, believed to be 
revenge for Muslim deaths that occurred in 2002 during riots in Gujarat.

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