Extortionists demanded from the network «Lenta» half a million dollars in bitcoins, threatening to poison products

Russian trading network «the Tape» written statement to the police because of the video message, in which the unknown demand to pay bitcoins in the amount of $500 thousand under the threat of poisoning of products in stores. About it reports to «Fontanka».

A video message from the blackmailer did e-mail the call centre «the Tape» August 13, with the address tossitissot@gmail.com. Representatives of trading networks have declared that do not intend to agree to the proposed extortionist conditions.

«We went to the police», — said the representatives of «Lenta».

A criminal case under part 2 of article 207 of the criminal code (knowingly false report about an act of terrorism committed in respect of social infrastructure).

«Lenta» is the largest chain of hypermarkets and the third among the largest retail chains in Russia. The company was founded in Saint Petersburg in 1993. Manages 245 hypermarkets in 88 cities of Russia and 135 supermarkets in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Siberia, Urals and Central regions.

ForkLog previously reported that in Kazan, crooks disguised as cops tried to extort bitcoins from cryptanalytical.


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