Bomb Threat Reportedly Causes Evacuation At Call Of Duty Dev

Threat may be related to a bitcoin scam.

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Call of Duty developer Infinity Ward was reportedly evacuated this morning following a bomb threat. Kotaku reports that police presented themselves at the studio and alerted staff to the threat, and employees evacuated without incident.

Meanwhile, a large-scale extortion scam has threatened bombs across multiple financial institutions, according to Krebs On Security. The scam seeks a large ransom of bitcoin, and warns victims not to alert the police. The spam email claims to have a "mercenary" staking out the building in control of the bomb, who will only withdraw after having received payment. It's unclear if the threat at Infinity Ward was related to this spate of bomb threats.

Activision did not respond immediately to a request for comment.

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