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EXTORTION EMAIL CAUSES WIDESPREAD PANIC ACROSS US

Law enforcement agencies across the country spent the better part of yesterday evening investigating a slew of bomb threats delivered by email to businesses and universities across the US and Canada. The hoax email warning that an explosive device was in the recipient’s place of work evoked fear among many Americans yesterday, according to KrebsonSecurity. Different variations of the email were distributed with subject lines that read “Think Twice” or “--SPAM--My device is inside your building,” as seen in the image below. The emails demand payment in Bitcoin to have the bomb removed. "We are aware of the recent bomb threats made in cities around the country, and we remain in touch with our law enforcement partners to provide assistance," an FBI statement read. "As always, we encourage the public to remain vigilant and to promptly report suspicious activities which could represent a threat to public safety." In addition, the New York Po...

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