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Dutch police SMS-blasted fireplace witnesses with hyperlink to an ‘grownup video’

In an unlucky mishap, Dutch police by accident texted a hyperlink to an grownup video to 1,900 witnesses of a home fireplace, which occurred final month within the city of Nieuwleusen.

Within the textual content, police inspired witnesses to come back ahead with data that might assist them work out what prompted the hearth, on account of which a 22-year-old man misplaced his life. As an alternative of a hyperlink the official police web site, although, the textual content took recipients to an express video.

The police in the present day despatched an SMS blast [Dutch: SMS-bom] to individuals with a hyperlink that’s incorrect,” the police wrote in an announcement. “Various characters have dropped from the hyperlink within the message, creating a very totally different kind of hyperlink. This hyperlink results in a web page that we don’t assist.”

We remorse that this was the way it went,” the assertion continued. “Shortly thereafter, we despatched a second SMS bomb with a working hyperlink.”

Police is at the moment investigating arson because the attainable explanation for the hearth. Certainly, police apprehended the sufferer’s 16-year-old brother as a suspect, native outlet RTV Oost stories.

Credit score: RTV Oost

Curiously, the hyperlink results in a YouTube video, which has since been eliminated. Contemplating Google’s video sharing platform prohibits hard-core porn, it’s attainable the clip wasn’t as raunchy as footage you’d discover on precise porn websites. Nonetheless, the video was actually labeled as grownup content material, and accompanied by a warning to viewers, in keeping with the police.

However then once more, pirates have beforehand been in a position to exploit loopholes in YouTube to add pornographic materials.

In response to stats from Bitly reviewed by TNW, the hyperlink has collected 66 clicks on the time of writing. It’s value noting {that a} chunk of these clicks possible comes from individuals trying up the hyperlink after Dutch media shared screenshots of the misguided textual content.


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