An of­fer you can’t re­boot

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THE Ital­ian mafia have swapped horses’ heads in beds for the in­ter­net as their favourite way to make threats.

Ac­cord­ing to ex­perts, the gang­sters are mak­ing full use of modern tech­nol­ogy as they bid to cor­rupt and con­trol lo­cal off­i­cals.

While the most com­mon way to threaten polit­cians re­mains post­ing bul­lets or burn­ing cars, com­puter savvy Dons are in­creas­ingly turn­ing to online meth­ods.

Re­searchers say 18 per cent of of­fi­cials in Italy have been threated via email.

Carolina Gi­ra­sole, mayor of a small south­ern town, was left fear­ing for her life af­ter threats were made on her blog.

She said: “I don’t feel safe. They write on my blog mak­ing it per­fectly clear that they know my move­ments.”

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