Anyone else getting the 'spam' bomb threat?

Matt Hoppes mattlists at
Tue Oct 19 12:40:02 UTC 2021

Are you contacting your LEO?  Or is this so spammy just hit delete?

I feel like even spam chosen poorly comes with consequences.

On 10/19/21 8:29 AM, Travis Garrison wrote:
> Yup, same here
> Travis
> *From:* NANOG < at> *On 
> Behalf Of *Shawn L via NANOG
> *Sent:* Tuesday, October 19, 2021 7:25 AM
> *To:* Matt Hoppes <mattlists at>
> *Cc:* North American Network Operators' Group <nanog at>
> *Subject:* RE: Anyone else getting the 'spam' bomb threat?
> we received it as well
> -----Original Message-----
> From: "Matt Hoppes" <mattlists at 
> <mailto:mattlists at>>
> Sent: Tuesday, October 19, 2021 8:21am
> To: "North American Network Operators' Group" <nanog at 
> <mailto:nanog at>>
> Subject: Anyone else getting the 'spam' bomb threat?
> I've now heard from several operators - our selves included - about
> getting an e-mail bomb threat to our datacenters asking for $5,000 USD
> or the "bomb will be detonated".
> Is this being seen on a wide spread e-mail blast to the RIR contacts, or
> am I just unlucky to know like 6 other data center folks who have also
> gotten this e-mail?
> It seems like a very odd/bizarre spam/threat campaign which would
> carry significant jail time.

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