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Scammers Sent Hoax Bomb Threats Worldwide Demanding Bitcoin

Futurism Friday, 14 December 2018
Scammers Sent Hoax Bomb Threats Worldwide Demanding BitcoinBomb Threats Ransomware that demands cryptocurrency payments in exchange for releasing infected computers is an old phenomenon. Now that practice has a dark new twist. This week, scammers have started emailing bomb threats to hundreds of schools, hospitals, businesses and other public and private institutions in multiple countries, demanding bitcoin payments in exchange for not setting off seemingly made-up explosives. The threats caused mayhem. Entire […]

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According to Reuters, U.S. law enforcement officials on Friday were probing a wave of hoax emailed bomb threats demanding bitcoin payment that caused worry but no damage in the United States and Canada. Hundreds of businesses, government offices and schools received letters, threatening to set off...

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