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Bomb Threats Emailed Around the World

U.S. Department of Homeland Security US-CERT

National Cyber Awareness System:

Bomb Threats Emailed Around the World

12/13/2018 06:59 PM EST

Original release date: December 13, 2018

The National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC), part of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency (CISA), is aware of a worldwide email campaign targeting businesses and organizations with bomb threats. The emails claim that a device will detonate unless a ransom in Bitcoin is paid.

If you receive a bomb threat email, NCCIC recommends the following actions:

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