Tuesday Update

Captain’s Quarters reports on the Islamist terrorists arrested in the US who planned to attack Fort Dix, and you should scroll through several of the posts at Little Green Footballs on this subject, as well as the revivified French Intifada.

There is also much concern up and down the Missouri river as it nears flood stages in several locations, expect some flooding later this week.

Reminder today was Black Tuesday so go get your Gates Gear patches please. There’s also a new death threat email scam or phish out there, beware of the 419 Death Threat email.


From Internet Storm Center handler’s diary today:

419 death threat scam

Published: 2007-05-08,
Last Updated: 2007-05-08 21:54:43 UTC
by Swa Frantzen (Version: 1)

A relatively new scam is circulating on the Internet:

There are a number of variation on the text, but it all boils down to (I’ve chosen a short version as an example):

I wish to let you know that i have been paid by a client to assasinate you at convenience,and i have signed a contract of $650,000 yesterday for this.I have never met you before,but they gave me the full description of your identity and contact,together with your photograph which my boys have used to trace you.
The reason why they want you Dead is not disclosed to me as i was not allowed to know,but you are now not better that the dead ok.My BOYS are now contantly watching you,they are following you-home,office,everywhere…..,you go and they are waiting for my instruction to terminate you.And they will strike at convenience.


LISTEN VERY WELL !!!!,the Police cannot do much to help you out in this right now because you are being watched,any such attempt is very risky cause you will push us to terminate your life without option. Your calls are not safe also.In fact you are traced.
I have no business with you but at least i have cleared the way as a pro-,but you may have one chance to live again if you can contact me not latter that 24 hours after this mssage.


[Spelling and Grammar enthusiasts, please abstain, the errors were in the original)