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‘Spam’ bomb threats at schools and businesses nationwide demand Bitcoin ransom payments

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DConnell    6,580
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A series of what appear to be unfounded bomb threats were made via email to organizations and individuals across the nation Thursday, grinding businesses to a halt and forcing the evacuation of numerous buildings containing thousands of people.

Thursday morning, emails went out to schools and businesses across the country demanding ransom payments in bitcoin. The University of Washington issued an alert, saying the emails were likely spam sent to numerous organizations around the country, and not a credible threat, but UW Police still swept buildings across campus.

 

 

https://www.geekwire.com/2018/spam-bomb-threats-schools-businesses-nationwide-demand-bitcoin-ransom-payments/

 

A few of these were sent to my job as well ...

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DocM    16,486

Several locales in the Detroit area; hospitals, the Federal govt building, courts, all manner of places for 2 days.

 

With the kinds of bldgs being  threatened, once they catch these slimes they're in very deep doo-doo.

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macrosslover    633
14 minutes ago, DocM said:

Several locales in the Detroit area; hospitals, the Federal govt building, courts, all manner of places for 2 days.

 

With the kinds of bldgs being  threatened, once they catch these slimes they're in very deep doo-doo.

Probably will never catch them, I think they are foreigners.  Not necessarily state agents, but could just be crime syndicates.

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Jazmac    2,621

Its that gun tottin',  gun culture at it again.

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DConnell    6,580
On 12/14/2018 at 5:31 PM, Jazmac said:

Its that gun tottin',  gun culture at it again.

Judging by the spelling and grammar errors in the emails I saw, the perpetrators likely weren't American, and there was no mention of guns.

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