letter bomb


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letter bomb

An e-mail or word processing document that contains active code intended to cause damage to the recipient's computer such as erasing the hard disk. See macro virus and mail bomb.
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Letter bombs are not a new phenomenon and Britain has had its fair share of campaigns, including those instigated by the IRA and animal rights groups.
The Thames Valley force are also looking to see if there is any connection to three letter bombs sent to companies in Oxfordshire and the West Midlands area last month.
POLICE investigating a series of letter bombs sent to addresses in Northern Ireland and England have arrested four people.
His story began in 1990 when the anti-apartheid activist from South Africa opened the letter bomb while he was living in Zimbabwe.
Police have stepped up their monitoring efforts after an Italian anarchist group claimed responsibility for two letter bombs sent last week.
had claimed responsibility for an attempted letter bomb attack on Josef
Stewart Regan, chief executive of the Scottish Football Association, lamented the letter bomb situation, calling it "depressing and deplorable".
In a second letter bomb attack in London today-at Alcan Aluminum Ltd.
A PRIMARY school caretaker was to be sentenced today for masterminding a nationwide letter bomb campaign which left eight people injured and struck fear into many more.
Maja Kurcwald - The Polish national opened a letter bomb on February 5 after it was sent to the offices of Capita in Victoria, central London.
It was the latest of several reports of suspected explosives since the DVLA letter bomb at Morriston earlier this month.