Another wave of cryptocurrency scams is delivered via spam. This time, it pressures users to pay via bitcoins. This wave is alarming in particular due to the nature of the message. The sender threatens recipients with bomb threats. Some samples of the said email are below:
Apart from the above, some spam messages have the following subject lines, making recipients click on and read:
Most of the spam messages are coming from IP addresses that appear to be hosted in Russia. Our telemetry reports that most recipients are located in the US, UK, and Germany.
While it does not carry a malicious attachment, users should be wary of messages of this nature. Trend Micro products with anti-spam are protected from these messages.