Extortion Email Causes Widespread Panic Across US

Extortion Email Causes Widespread Panic Across US

Law enforcement agencies across the country spent the better part of yesterday evening investigating a slew of bomb threats delivered by email to businesses and universities across the US and Canada. The hoax email warning that an explosive device was in the recipient’s place of work evoked fear among many Americans yesterday, according to KrebsonSecurity.

Different variations of the email were distributed with subject lines that read “Think Twice” or “–SPAM–My device is inside your building,” as seen in the image below. The emails demand payment in Bitcoin to have the bomb removed.

By Kacy Zurkus

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