South Korea has another threatening email, the sender claims to bomb the Seoul Tower and various facilities related to Japan


According to a report received by the South Korean police on August 9, a bomb threatening email was sent a few days ago to threaten the criminal suspect who killed a politician, and another email claiming to blow up Seoul Namsan Tower and other facilities. The police are conducting investigations.

According to news from Yonhap News Agency on August 9, according to reports, the 112 alarm call received the relevant alarm at 10:00 a.m. that day. The sender claimed to blow up the National Museum of Korea, the Japanese embassy in Korea, Seoul Tower, and Japanese schools. The police found that the sender, recipient, and email IP address were all the same as the threatening email on the 7th.

On the 7th, several civil servants of the Seoul Metropolitan Government received a bomb threat email. The sender claimed that if Lee Jae-myung, the leader of the largest opposition party, the Common Democratic Party, is not killed before 15:34 on August 9, a time bomb set up in a library in Seoul will be detonated. The email was sent from a Japanese email account. The email contained information such as telephone and fax numbers, as well as the name and unit of the person who set up the bomb.

After receiving the alarm, the South Korean police deployed a special forces bomb disposal team and sniffer dogs to carry out explosive detection work in the place mentioned in the email, but no explosives were found. The Cyber Crime Investigation Team of the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency preliminarily determined that the two emails were sent by the same person, and requested the Japan Metropolitan Police Agency to assist in the investigation.

It is reported that both emails were sent from the email account of a Japanese law firm. In view of the recent prevalence of fraudulent emails sent by using email accounts of lawyers or law firms in Japan, the above-mentioned threatening emails may also be sent from stolen mailboxes.

Source: The Paper