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International email bomb hoax proves to be a spectacular failure


Authorities in the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are said to be investigating a wave of bogus bomb threats that have been sent to a variety of organisations late on Thursday.

Scores of colleges, businesses, hospitals and courthouses are believed to have received the emails which demands a Bitcoin payment be made by the end of the working day.

There are minor differences in the emails (mostly words being swapped around), but here is a typical message:

There is the bomb (tronitrotoluene) in the building where your business is located. My recruited person constructed an explosive device under my direction. It has small dimensions and it is hidden very well, it is impossible to damage the supporting building structure by my bomb, but there will be many wounded people if it detonates.My man is controlling the situation around the building. If any unnatural behavior, panic or emergency is noticed he will power the device.I want to suggest you a deal. You send...(continued)
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