I took a week off from interacting with scammers. They were in the news though. The scammers bamboozled by their own virus when they infect their computers with it. At least, that’s what security researchers with a weird sense of entertainment say. The researchers watch the dollars flying into Nigeria as they follow the virus trail. The infection begins the wire-wire scheme, fondly known as “fetch the money”. The malware sniffs out employee emails containing financial transactions and wags its tail when it finds them. The scammers hijack the transaction. The long arm of international law doesn’t reach very far and employees like to download intriguing stuff, so the scammers keep throwing that ball in the newest game of fetch.
A pizza box huddling under an airplane seat caused the evacuation of a plane. Just as the plane finished loading, the box acted suspiciously, peering out from under the seat. The crew and passengers exited the plane quickly. The bomb sniffing dog brought on to the plane quickly identified the box as left over pepperoni and cheese, with no sausage. The dog received a treat for his fine work but not the left over pizza, a disappointment. The box, now identified as trash, was unloaded off the plane.
A trend in India is not likely to catch on, putting cow shit on the back of your cell phone to dampen the harmful radioactive waves coming off it. A cult leader in India claims he protects himself this way and recommends it to his followers. It’s definitely a way to prevent anyone from borrowing your phone. The cult leader claims it only works with Indian cow shit so we’re out of luck in other parts of the world. After short consideration of that thought, we’re actually lucky as who wants to be around anyone with cow shit on their phone.
Cockroaches in a small town south of Seattle are appealing for calm. They admit to being a bit dirty and creepy to have around, but use of a homemade flame thrower against them is overkill. The guy in apartment B decided to rid himself of the pesky creatures using an open flame. He pointed aerosol bug spray at them, then flicked open a lighter underneath the spray. The flame thrower missed the roaches but caught his possessions square on. Some possessions proved flammable and burst into flames. The roaches and unlucky roach killer suffered a bit of smoke inhalation.