Case Roole on Sun, 14 Oct 2001 20:51:01 +0200 (CEST)

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[Nettime-nl] Microsoft under attack

De wanhopige zoektocht van de media naar gebeurtenissen die wijzen op 
terroristische acties ruimt een belangrijke plaats in voor miltvuur/anthrax 

Nu blijkt weer een icoon van alles dat de VS groot en goed maakt mogelijk het 
doelwit te zijn geweest van terroristische pornografen.
Anthrax-laced letter to MS license div Confirmed

By Thomas C Greene in Washington
Posted: 13/10/2001 at 03:32 GMT

Update: A letter returned from Malaysia to the Reno, Nevada offices of 
Microsoft's licensing branch has tested positive for anthrax spores, local 
health officials have confirmed. 

A preliminary test indicated anthrax, and a subsequent one did not. A 
tie-breaker on Saturday confirmed that the postal-friendly and quite deadly 
bacterium is indeed present. 

The materials will be sent to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in 
Atlanta, Georgia for further analysis, and Microsoft employees are being 
questioned to learn who might have handled the letter. There is no danger to 
the public at large, health officials believe. 

The poisoned post was originally mailed from the MS office with a cheque to a 
vendor in Malaysia. It recently returned whence it came with three payloads: 
the uncashed cheque, some pornographic imagery, and a biohazard. It is not 
known whether the anthrax spores and porno found their way into the letter in 
Malaysia, in one of the post offices it passed through, or in the Microsoft 
licensing office where it originated.  


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