New Terror Email Scam

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Email Scam

There’s a new email scam sweeping across the nation using fear to motivate it’s victims into paying a ransom. The scam threatens to detonate a concealed bomb in the user’s place of business.

This email is a hoax.

Not surprisingly, it originated from Russia, the Russian Federation to be exact.

Yesterday, an elementary school in Ladera Ranch was hit with this scam and many other local businesses. Here is a sample of the email.

If you receive one of these emails, please follow the guidelines from the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT):

Feel free to contact us and we can submit on your behalf, but PLEASE try not to panic and remain calm. This is designed as a scare tactic to con people out of money.

US-CERT put out a notice regarding bomb threat emails, with a link to the FBI and where to lodge a complaint/report (also linked above):

https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/current-activity/2018/12/13/Bomb-Threats-Emailed-Around-World

If you have questions or need assistance with cybersecurity contact EnhancedTECH us at [email protected] or 714-970-9330.

Samantha Keller

Director of Marketing and PR at EnhancedTECH
Samantha Keller (AKA Sam) is a published author, tech-blogger, event-planner and mother of three fabulous humans. Samantha has worked in the IT field for the last fifteen years, intertwining a freelance writing career along with technology sales, events and marketing. She began working for EnhancedTECH ten years ago after earning her Bachelor’s degree from UCLA and attending Fuller Seminary. She is a lover of kickboxing, extra-strong coffee, and Wolfpack football.Her regular blog columns feature upcoming tech trends, cybersecurity tips, and practical solutions geared towards enhancing your business through technology.
Samantha Keller
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