Friday, May 25, 2007

Text message viruses?! Mad, mad world...

A rumour spread by text message has badly hit the price of bananas from China's Hainan island, state media say.The messages claim the fruit contains viruses similar to Sars, the severe respiratory illness which has killed hundreds of people worldwide.

BBC NEWS | World | Asia-Pacific | Killer banana rumour grips China

Grief! First it was e-mail viruses and hoaxes... now it's text message hoaxes. If ever you wanted evidence of the power of new technologies, you only have to look at the impact of viruses and hoax messages. 'Ha ha! A message about killer bananas will be fun'... ripple, ripple, ripple... banana farmers on a Chinese island are affected.

Virus-infected killer bananas? The world's going gradually mad...

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