The bad guys are continuing to get more and more bold with their extortion scams. The latest extortion scam involves sending you an email that looks like a bomb threat. The email claims there is an explosive device in the building which will detonate unless you pay them in bitcoin.

This threat is being sent to millions of people, so the likelihood that it is real is very small. However, if you receive this type of extortion email be sure to do the following:

  • Follow your organization's security policy
  • Contact the appropriate authorities in your organization
  • Do not answer or forward the email to coworkers.

Stop, Look, and Think. Don't be fooled.