On Thursday, numerous reports emerged of people receiving extortion emails demanding recipients send $20,000 in Bitcoin to a particular Bitcoin address.
The emails stated that failure to send the payment would result in that person’s workplace being blown up by an explosive device.
Police forces from cities in multiple countries have responded to the threats and have confirmed that no devices have been found in connection to the extortion emails.
This story is developing, but for now, authorities say no actual threats have been discovered.
If you’ve received an email saying that your office will explode if you don’t forward on $20,000 in Bitcoin, stay calm.
Law enforcement officials across the country responded on Thursday to a recent string of threats, sent to numerous people via a spam-like email campaign, and stated that no explosive devices have found in connection to the messages.
“Please be advised – there is an email being circulated containing a bomb…