Chandler business among locations across country to receive email threats
- Author: Tracy Klein Dec 15, 2018,
Dec 15, 2018, 2:46
According to Sheriff Bill Leeper with the Nassau County Sheriff's Office, emailed bomb threats were received in Fernandina Beach.
Per the outlet, a cybersecurity researcher named Defender has found that over 15,000 of these emails have been sent, and that they originated from Russian Federation, with the majority coming from a specific IP range. "The threats are also being reported to other locations & are NOT considered credible at this time".
Police Chief Kevin Smith in Rainsville also tells us a business in his area experienced a similar situation. The FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said they are aware of the threats and are working with law enforcement to provide assistance.
Penn State issued an alert for the University Park campus at 2:14 p.m. stating that University Police and the FBI were investigating threats to campus buildings.
Lincoln County, Missouri, sheriff's spokesperson Lieutenant Andy Binder said authorities bused the students from a middle school receiving one of the threats to another campus as a precaution, but the school was later determined to be safe and classes will resume there on Friday.
Report has the threat coming via email to DPW offices at 100 Western Avenue, according to employees who contacted SOURCE.
Dryden Police, in a release issued on Friday, said the business in question recognized the email as spam, reported it to police and did not turn over any currency to the scammers. Authorities said a threat emailed to a school in Troy, Missouri, about 55 miles (88 kilometres) northeast of St. Louis, was sent from Russian Federation. At this time they have found the threats to be not credible so far.
Among other cities where bomb threats were reported by authorities were Washington, New York, Detroit, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Oklahoma City, Grand Rapids, Iowa, Denver, Ottawa, and Calgary, Alberta.
Happening now-We're on scene investigating bomb threats at two Hingham businesses (1 Derby St. and 33 Central St.). "If you receive a threat or observe suspicious activity, please call 911".
The National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC), part of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency, announced Thursday that it is aware of such an email campaign worldwide.