MUMBAI- A threat email targeting Terminal 2 CSMIA was received on Thursday. Using the email address [email protected], the sender demanded one million dollars in Bitcoin within 48 hours to prevent the alleged explosion.
Sahar police have initiated a case against an unidentified individual in connection with sending the threatening email.
Email targets Mumbai airport
The Threatening Email: Mumbai International (BOM) Airport on High Alert
At approximately 11:06 am, a menacing email was directed to the feedback inbox of Mumbai International Airport Limited (MIAL). The subject line ominously declared “Blast,” with the message issuing a final warning to the airport.
The threat explicitly stated an intent to detonate Terminal 2 within 48 hours unless a ransom of one million dollars in Bitcoin was promptly transferred to a specified address. The email also hinted at another alert after 24 hours.
In response to this threat, security measures were intensified at the airport.
Vismay Pathak (36), an executive at MIAL, detailed in the complaint, “While stationed at the quality and customer care center within the airport, I came across the threatening email.
It explicitly warned of airport detonation within 48 hours if the ransom demand was unmet.
Police have successfully traced the internet protocol (IP) address linked to the threatening email.
“The cyber section at the police station has pinpointed the location, and the team is currently working on uncovering the identity of the individual responsible for sending the threat,” stated a Sahar police station officer.
An unidentified person faces charges under the Indian Penal Code sections 385 (Creating fear of injury to commit extortion) and 505 (1) (b) (Making statements with the intent to cause fear or alarm to the public or disrupt public tranquility).
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