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    Da Vinci Code Extortion

    From cnews.com

    <i>Extortionists used a 400-year-old code made famous in the best-selling novel The Da Vinci Code to communicate with a company they were trying to blackmail, an Australian newspaper reported Friday.

    Sydney's Daily Telegraph said the blackmailers demanded the equivalent of almost $49 million Cdn and threatened to shoot crane operators working for the global construction company Multiplex. The missives were encrypted with the code made famous in Dan Brown's novel.

    The Telegraph said it discovered the message exchange when it noticed odd characters in the Feb. 19 edition of The Weekend Australian national newspaper, which read: svgucsk bfptat nskweum ds mz yxtqa - lvjxplbgzcj.vts. ...</i> <A HREF="http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/WeirdNews/2005/03/04/949436-ap.html">Entire Story Here</A>
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