The terrorists threatened with encryption and blew up a government office on the Japanese island of Hokkaido. They tell the authorities that they will only deactivate the suspected explosive if their solution amount has been paid.

According to FNN, the terrorists sent an e-mail to Numata's town hall that they had planted a bomb in the women's toilet on the second floor. They claimed that as long as officials responded to requests for payment by 03:00 UTC on June 29, the bomb would not detonate.

However, this seems to have been a false threat. The deadline set by criminals has expired and the public remains unchanged without suspicious activity until the moment of publication. Authorities said the email arrived within a week of July 20.

Terrorists launch code tricks
Locals and people working inside the building say they did not notice suspicious movements from strangers. This seems to reinforce the suspicion that cryptocurrency fraud is based on the terrorist threat as a way to force the government to pay ransom.

In other cases of crypto-fraud in Japan, the ongoing epidemic has forced the postponement of the Tokyo Olympics.

This triggered a series of online crypto scams, including emails from alleged members of the International Olympic Committee. In these emails, fraudsters are asking unsuspecting victims for Bitcoin donations across the country, the Cointelegraph reported on April 30.

Source: CoinTelegraph