We have recently received a few of these threatening bomb\terrorist emails. These are disturbing, but keep in mind this is scam to scare people, play with your emotions and get around $20,000 (in bitcoin money). Bleeping Computer talks about it in their article here and Tech Crunch talks a little bit more about it in their article:
“A new scam is making the rounds that promises to disrupt countless offices and schools. The scam is simple: the scammers send an email threatening to detonate a bomb if they don’t get a certain amount of Bitcoin within a specified time frame. Because there is little upside to ignoring a bomb threat at this point in history, entire offices are now being evacuated as this scam spreads.”
If you receive one of these emails, please ignore and delete it. Your spam filtering solution will be updating and blocking those emails in the future (if you don’t have a spam filtering solution and need one please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org). Below is the actual spam/scam we have received:
“My mercenary hid an explosive device (lead azide) in the building where your business is conducted. It is assembled according to my instructions. It has small dimensions and it is hidden very carefully, it is impossible to destroy the structure of the building by my bomb, but if it explodes there will be many wounded people. My man is watching the situation around the building. If any strange activity, panic or emergency is noticed the device will be blown up.
I can withdraw my recruited person if you make a transfer. 20.000 dollars is the cost for your safety. Tansfer it to me in BTC and I assure that I have to withdraw my mercenary and the bomb will not explode. But do not try to cheat- my warranty will become actual only after 3 confirms in blockchain.
My payment details (Bitcoin address)- 1LT4WgSuTD71Emzc7DLeHxVoZ1RjkhNcFY
You must transfer money by the end of the workday. If the workday is over and people start leaving the building the device will explode. This is just a business, if you don’t send me the money and the bomb detonates, other commercial enterprises will transfer me a lot more, because this isnt a single incident. To stay anonimous I will not log into this email account. I check my address every 20 minutes and after seeing the payment I will give the command to my recruited person to leave your district.
If an explosion occurred and the authorities read this message! We are not terrorists and dont assume any liability for explosions in other places.”