Anyone else getting the 'spam' bomb threat?

Jon Sands fohdeesha at
Tue Oct 19 16:51:07 UTC 2021

The kid sending these (if it is Bytefend, who has a history/tweets of
bragging about attacking Frantech within the past month if I understand
correctly) is going to be looking at serious jail time given the amount of
evacuations he's caused already. A brief list:

On Tue, Oct 19, 2021, 11:30 AM Miles Fidelman <mfidelman at>

> 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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