Bitcoin Extortion Emails Threaten Florida Colleges

An extortion email was sent to several Florida universities on Tuesday morning, demanding money and promising violence if the demand is not met.

The 1,250-word email message was sent to Hillsborough Community College, the University of Florida, the University of South Florida, the University of North Florida, the University of Central Florida, Florida State and Florida Gulf Coast University, reports the Tampa Bay Times.

While the email did not reference a specific campus, it demanded a payment of 1.2 bitcoin, an untraceable digital currency, which is equivalent to $18,035.

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