Parcel Bomber in Germany Demands €10 Mln Ransom in Bitcoin

A German parcel bomber has demanded a €10 mln ransom to be paid in the form of leading cryptocurrency Bitcoin. On Dec. 8, 2017 the bomber sent a message to a pharmacy next to the Potsdam Christmas market through the global delivery company DHL to demand the ransom.

The parcel bomb, which contains a QR code for depositing the Bitcoins, as well as explosive powder from Polish fireworks, nails, and screws, allegedly made a strange hissing sound when it was opened by a pharmacist. Fortunately the bomb failed to detonate. The incident, however, forced the evacuation of the entire Christmas market.

Police action on the incident

The German police are already investigating and looking for possible witnesses in this latest case of bomb threat and extortion. They believe that the package bomb was dropped off at the local packing station in Potsdam. They’re already searching for suspects in and around Berlin, as well as in the Brandenburg state…

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