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:
- Do not respond or try to contact the sender.
- Do not pay the ransom.
- Report the email to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Internet Crime Complaint Center or to a local FBI Field Office.