Dec 13, · A bomb threat email demanding a payment in Bitcoin that appears to have been sent to thousands of companies, schools, hospitals, news organizations . Dec 13, · A new twist in the scam extortion emails is a new email campaign originating from Russia that contains a bomb threat stating they will detonate a bomb . Dec 13, · Spammers are sending a wave of threats to businesses, schools, and other locations in English-speaking countries across the world, demanding bitcoin .
Bomb threat bitcoin emailBitcoin scammers send bomb threats worldwide, causing evacuations - The Verge
NO indications of any explosives located or detonated to this point. We will continue to communicate info when available. We're working a number of bomb threat calls in OKC. There have been similar threats called into several locations around the country. No credible threat found at this point. We encourage the public to continue to be vigilant and call with anything suspicious.
The Suffolk County Police Department has responded to at least 11 bomb threat incidents during which businesses, one school and one medical facility received an email demanding money. The threats are being investigated, but are deemed to be non-credible at this time. The bitcoin wallet where the ransom money is to be sent varies between messages.
The Verge was able to confirm at least three distinct wallets. Creating a separate wallet for each target is a common tactic for ransomware scams, allowing criminals to verify which targets have paid up. Other variations in the messages are harder to explain. Most of the threats name a specific explosive, but the explosive varies between messages. Common choices include tetryl, tronitrotoluane [sic], and hexigen. Five Toronto subway stations were shut down because of bomb threats.
Investigation is ongoing. Updates to follow. WPS is investigating a number of bomb threats that have been sent to local businesses email accounts. Businesses are spread throughout the city. WPS is taking these threats seriously but none have been substantiated. The unfounded e-mail threat to local business and individuals is demanding a bit coin payment.
If you have been the recipient of such an e-mail threat, please do not respond to the bit coin demand. Please make a report with the Ottawa Police at ext. The spokesperson was not aware of anyone having transferred money to the addresses. The Bitcoin-spam-scammers have moved on from fake blackmail threats to fake bomb threats.
So far no-one's paid anything to the address, and I suspect it'll stay that way. A Facebook building was evacuated yesterday after a bomb threat, though it may not be related. Police are here and we have evacuated. Columbine High School and its sister schools were also on lockdown today due to a bomb threat , but that was from an anonymous caller, not an email scam. There is an explosive device Tetryl in the building where your company is conducted," began one email.
There is the bomb Hexogen in the building where your business is located," began another. Authorities believe it is not a credible threat, but they are taking all credible precautions.
This was the email. In town after town, city after city, police departments responded to calls, oftentimes from multiple locations within a small radius. Their responses are as follows: Joseph: wow crazy, watch Narcos Mark: take a nap P. Contact Talal Ansari at talal. Got a confidential tip? Submit it here. Want to see more stories like this? Become a BuzzFeed News member. Reply Retweet Favorite. Ryanocerous Grant TheeRyanGrant.