On December 13, 2018, numerous businesses, schools, and other types of establishments across the world have reported an emailed bomb threat scam where bitcoin ransoms are demanded in exchange for not detonating a supposed bomb. The Enterprise Security team has not been made aware of any Cox employees receiving such threats, but want you to know that we take these events very seriously.
Law enforcement agencies have been investigating these threats and have deemed them to be non-credible at this time.
If you are a recipient of these Bitcoin bomb threat emails, please follow these tips:
Recognizing suspicious activity or a potential threat can be a challenge. Phishing scams and attempted cyber-attacks come in many forms. Good awareness with a healthy dose of caution is the key. Take the time to learn what attacks often look like. Visit CoxAlert.com for information on this and other scams.