US Goverment Has Now issued a Advice about Bitcoin Bomb Threat Emails

Bitcoin bomb threats

The U.S Goverment has now confirmed the existence of bomb threat emails that demands bitcoins from the organizations and also suggested the necessary steps to take.

The National Cybersecurity and Communications Intergration Center (NCCIC), which is the part of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency, has announced on thursday that it is aware of such an email campaign worldwide.

"The emails claim that a device will detonate unless a ransom in bitcoin is paid," said the NCCIC.

There are several media houses reports that have highlighted that the scammers are demanding a very large sum of amount as a ransom with a great stress on the line, "I advise you not to call the police. "
The email from the scammer reportedly said ;

"My man carried a bomb (Hexogen) into the building where your company is located. i can withdraw my mercenary if you pay. You pay me $20,000 in BTC and the bomb will not explode, but don't try to cheat - I warrant you that I will withdraw my mercenary only after 3 conformations in blockchain network."

The full email can be seen by clicking here & here, as posted by the people who recieved the threat on Twitter.

The citizens have also been advised that if they receive any of the bomb threats, the best thing they can do is do not contact the sender and needless to say do not pay the ransom.

The NCCIC has also encouraged people to report emails to the FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center or to a local authorities.

Washington DC's Mayor Mrs Muriel Bowser has also released an official statement confirming that she has been briefed by the metropolian police department (MPD) on the ongoing investigation into the several bomb threats nationwide, including DC.

Even NYPD has tweeted about this issue. See the tweet here.

There have now been multiple instances of campaigns which are targetting unwitting internet users who belongs to both intside and outside of the crypto world.

The major news media have reported that there has been increase of almost 500 percent in the number of flagged hacking schemes which is generally known as "cryptojacking" - which is a processs by which a burner device is setup in a way to steal cryptocurrency.

Apart from this there have also been multiple Phishing scams, where hackers have disguised themselves as known entities and they try to trick the users into transferring coins to a fake address.

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