Anyone else getting the 'spam' bomb threat?

Miles Fidelman mfidelman at
Tue Oct 19 15:28:51 UTC 2021

Matt Hoppes wrote:
> 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.

And now I REALLY want to get moving on a service to drop a drone on 
spammers.  (Active Countermeasures!)

Miles Fidelman

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