Hackers are sending a series of threats to schools, businesses, and other locations in English nations all over the world, asking for bitcoin in exchange for not setting on a supposed bomb. There is no proof of any genuine explosives being detonated or placed, but it is causing many law enforcement investigations and evacuations all over Canada, the US, and New Zealand, and possibly everywhere. Police are both asking victims to exercise caution and investigating possible threats.
Various instances of the email threat have been published online. A typical instance, posted in Iowa by the Cedar Rapids Police Department, has the subject line “Do not waste your time.” The scammers warn that a male has transported an explosive device into the building where your business is performed. The explosive material seems to vary all over the emails. The sender asks for $20,000 in bitcoin till the day ends, stating that the hired person will set on the bomb if he views any unusual behavior or police activity.
On a related note, hackers earlier took away more than $400,000 value of crypto currency as they busted into the Stellar Lumen’s digital wallet. Stellar Lumen is world’s one of the most accepted virtual currencies. This information was backed by the media reports as well. The hackers hacked the server that is used for hosting BlackWallet, a web-supported wallet app that amasses lumens, and took away 669,920 from accounts of users, the local media claimed in the report.
Even though BlackWallet attempted to warn consumers about the assault through forums, many carried on to log in and lose cash, the report mentioned Bleeping Computer, the tech news site, as claiming to the media. The stolen quantity has been shifted to a virtual currency exchange, Bittrex, where it was expected to be transformed into different currency to conceal their traces, the website stated.
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