False SMS About Nuclear Radiation Caused Panic in Asia
A false message that was sent to the mobile users in Asia has sparked panic in several countries, after announcing that radiation from the Fukushima nuclear plant will strongly affect several countries in the region.
SMS was written like it came from the BBC and the British position had the most effect in the Philippines, where thousands of workers and schoolchildren were sent home for fear of radiation.
Ultimately, Tagalog Government was forced to pass through the mass media, that the rumors are false and that the country will not be affected by radiation from nuclear power reactors in Fukushima exploded because of the earthquake that hit Japan.
BBC said in turn that it is a farce and noted that such events are always tragic occasion for all sorts of jokes and false rumors.
Also, US-CERT U.S. organization has warned that the text messages and e-mails are frequently used to obtain the personal data they send, but also for phishing attacks.
False SMS sent announces: “The Japanese government confirmed that radioactive leaks from nuclear reactors in Fukushima. Asian countries should take due care. If the rain comes, stay inside for 24 hours. Close the doors and windows. Rub skin neck with Betadine in the thyroid, thyroid radiation striking the first time. Take extra precautions. Radiation can hit the Philippines at around 4 pm today. If it rains today or in the next few days, Hong Kong will also be hit. No get out in the rain. If you are surprised outside, use umbrella or raincoats, even if just a few drops. radioactive particles that can cause burns, alopecia, and even cancer, can be found in raindrops.