letter bomb


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letter bomb

An email or word processing document that contains active code intended to cause damage to the recipient's computer such as erasing the storage drive. See macro virus and mail bomb.
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In the wake of the mail bomb threat in the United States, the military has called for public vigilance against letter bombs and drone attacks from "techie" lawless elements in the country.
And now the striker claims he was sent a letter bomb in a carbon copy of what happened to former Celtic boss Neil Lennon.
But some of the people who received the letters, which ironically bear the numbers 999, thought the letters could be letter bombs. Police gingerly opened one of the letters to find it contained nothing more explosive than details of a competition.
In October last year dissident republicans were also blamed for a series of letter bombs to political and security figures in Northern Ireland.
POLICE investigating a series of letter bombs sent to addresses in Northern Ireland and England have arrested four people.
In Italy, after the 2003-2004 "Operation Santa Claus" letter bomb campaign, anarchist militants associated with the FAI were responsible for several threatening actions, bombs and letter bombs against political and economic institutions, diplomatic offices, military bases, police stations, corporations, temporary staffing agencies, banks, tax collection agencies, newspaper offices, universities, immigration detention centers and other targets.
It was in 1990 that the anti-apartheid activist from South Africa opened the letter bomb while he was living in Zimbabwe.
Speaking to The Journal, Fr Lapsley said: "The letter bomb was the turning point in my life - anything that is life-threatening is life-changing.
Police have stepped up their monitoring efforts after an Italian anarchist group claimed responsibility for two letter bombs sent last week.
injured Friday when a letter bomb, blamed on anarchists, exploded in his
The letter bomb campaign is believed to be related to the sectarian violence between Protestants and Catholics in Northern Ireland.
Countess or Onslow, was injured today by a letter bomb at her London home.