Well, that’s just made my day dumber: a vaguely threatening email demanding bitcoins

Well, that’s just made my day dumber: a vaguely threatening email demanding bitcoins

From: <dgerard@nym.hush.com>
Date: 29 January 2018 at 11:38
Subject: 0L
To: dgerard@gmail.com

10 btc weekly or it's you, Crowley, and Wales first.

Silence guaranteed. Non-negotiable. 24 hrs to fill.

 

I guess this is my life now — nonsensical demands for bitcoins.

I only know one Crowley and one Wales, and neither of them had any idea what this was about either.

Let me assure you: if I had 10 BTC a week going spare, I wouldn’t be working a day job.

Here’s the original message with full headers, if you’re unusually bored. Yes, I notified HushMail.

Hacker photo by chanpipat. Hacker stock photos work better with the Shutterstock watermark intact, I think.

 

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10 btc weekly or it's you, Crowley, and Wales first.

Silence guaranteed. Non-negotiable. 24 hrs to fill.


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