On Wednesday, February 12th, two letter bombs exploded in two post offices in the Netherlands. They were sent by a Bitcoin Extortionist to businesses in the Netherlands in an attempt to get an undisclosed amount of BTC out of them, by threatening to keep sending more until they paid.
According to Telegraaf, the person behind the scheme was using letter bombs to demand an undisclosed amount of BTC. So far this year over half a dozen letter bombs have been sent to locations in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, and Utrecht, although it’s unclear whether the cases are connected.
The two bombs that exploded yesterday were sent to the sorting office of Dutch bank ABN Amro in Amsterdam and to the post room of Japanese electronics firm Ricoh in Kerkrade. There were no reported injuries and more details weren’t disclosed.