Cinco journalists of Ecuador have received a pendrive USB which contained a explosive which is activated at insert the flash drive into a PC. It is RDX explosive has enough power to cause serious injury to one personaif it’s near.
According to Fundamedios, five journalists from Ecuador of the media Ecuavisa, Teleamazonas, Exa FM and TC Televisión received on March 16 some envelopes with a flash drive inside. Some of these envelopes contained written threats, but others contained a message that was hard for a journalist to resist.
In one of them he said: “This information will expose correísmo (a political current in Ecuador). If you think it is useful, we can reach an agreement and I will send you the second part. I will contact you.”
A flash drive with explosives
Journalist Lenin Shepherd introduced the pendrive USB in its PCtaunting an explosion what caused him minor hand and face injuries.
A police analysis determined that the USB flash drive contained a explosive charge one centimeter in size, RDX military explosivealso called C1 of T4. It only exploded half of the explosive. If it were to explode entirely, the injuries would have been more serious.
In this photo you can see the USB stick with explosives that reached the journalists:
As explained by the Ecuadorian Police, the explosive is activated con an electrical charge of 5 V, which is just the one supplied by the puerto USB from a computer.
The other journalists did not use the explosive flash drive, suspecting him. One of them did enter it, but not into a computer. Since the device did not provide the 5 volts necessary, the charge did not explode.
At the moment it is not known who is the cause of these attacks. According to the police, all the envelopes came from the same city. It is suspected that they come from some of the drug gangsthat you want to intimidate journalists so that they do not report their activities.
Los usb flash drive with explosives they are the latest threat, much more dangerous than malware, or USBs that destroy a computer.
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