28 Oct '14, 5pm

Blackmailers are threatening the Czech Republic with Ebola unless they fork over bitcoin:

Blackmailers are threatening the Czech Republic with Ebola unless they fork over bitcoin:

Anonymous blackmailers are threatening to spread Ebola in the Czech Republic if the country's government does not pay them a million euros, in Bitcoin. An email allegedly from the blackmailers, published on Monday by the country's top commercial TV station TV Nova, claimed they had "biological material" from an infected patient in Liberia. "An unknown perpetrator or perpetrators are blackmailing this state, threatening to spread the Ebola virus," Zdenek Laube, the country's deputy police chief, told reporters, according to AFP . Bohuslav Sobotka, the Czech Republic's prime minister, called the blackmailers "hyenas" for taking advantage of the fear caused by the recent Ebola threat. Blackmailers reportedly demanded the one million euros of the virtual currency be payable in three installments. The Czech Republic's interior ministry issued a public statement saying that "the...

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