Moscow Subway Explosion leaves 37 dead and hundreds injured



It was reported that female suicide bombers attacked Moscow Subway during the rush hour Monday morning, March 29, 2010.

The first explosion occurred about at Lubyanka subway station near Central Moscow while a second explosion rocked the Park Kultury station some 30 to 45 minutes later. The Lubyanka station is near the Kremlin and is the station nearest to the office of the Federal Security Service (FSB) Russia’s intelligence service agency.

As of 7PM (GMT+8) the Moscow subway explosion death toll is now at 37, while the injured figures rose to 102, as per report of Yahoo News.
Russian officials theorized that the Moscow Subway Explosion was done by Chechen separatists, who have been waging a long internal struggle for independence from Russia.

Inquirer.net reported that a Filipina, Maria Aileen Ponting, was among those injured. The Philippines Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) announced that Ponting is safe as her injuries are not life threatening. DFA staffs are providing her needed assistance as per the statement released by the DFA.

Update 03.29.2010 10PM (GMT+8)

On the technology side of things, TrendLabs folks are seeing some incident wherein bad guys are utilizing this moscow bombing issue for their own nefarious deeds. I will post details here as soon as it is available.

Update 03.30.2010 11AM (GMT+8)

Trend Micro Malware Blog reports that searches related to Moscow Bombing and Moscow Subway Explosion may lead to some links related to FAKEAV. Read Search for News on Moscow Subway Explosions result to FakeAV



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