In typical Pakistani fashion, here is another hoax that is causing fear and disarray among Pakistanis. This time it is a killer virus that rings your mobile number, appearing to come from a strange number such as “331m”, and emitting a deadly sound that will kill you instantly. We were just discussing the carnage this would cause if you switched your speakerphone on at the time of the call.
As with most hoaxes, there are confirmed reports of a death of a friend of a friend of a friend. Nobody actually knows a person who actually fell victim to the virus.
Please do not pick any call from any unknown number like 888 etc, as there is a virus in circulation targetting mobile users, resulting in severe ear damage. Two deaths are reported from lahore just now.
This was the first message I received about the killer virus. I got it yesterday evening from a very close friend. Then my uncle called from Lahore this morning, telling us to be extra careful and my mother was also extremely worried, forbidding me to attend any calls.
Finally, a simple Pakistani has outsmarted even the Pentagon and come up with an ingenious way to commit mass murder by the simple use of sound from the tiny speaker of your mobile. How brilliant. It is even smart enough to know that it is a mobile that is being called and not a land-line number. Else, we would have had piles of dead telephone operators and customer care people.
In the end however, the culprit may have been successful by causing unnecessary panic and God knows what losses due to people ignoring important calls. Ignorance rocks.