Call Of Duty Developer Evacuated After Bomb Threat

Infinity Ward, the Los Angeles-based developer behind various Call of Duty games including Infinite Warfare, evacuated employees today following a bomb threat, Kotaku has learned.

Police showed up at the studio this morning telling employees to leave, according to one person who was there. Staff were able to evacuate without a problem.

This comes as a series of bomb threats is reportedly hitting institutions all across America, including schools and government offices. The emailed threat apparently demands a ransom of bitcoin of $US20,000 ($27,671).

Activision did not immediately respond to a request for comment.


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    $20, 000 in bitcoins? Kids these days, what happened to dreaming big, they sound like Dr Evil asking for one million dollars.

      I mean, $20,000 bitcoin is $90mil AUD.

      Edit: Unless they're actually asking for $20,000USD worth of Bitcoin. Not sure from article.

      Last edited 14/12/18 9:03 am

      It's even more hilarious given how the bottom's more or less fallen out of the Bitcoin market. That 20k may be a lot less once they get it.

    This is just spam, don't take it seriously, just like the ones claiming they took video of you during 'private time'.

      Does not matter whether its spam or not.

      When it involves a potential terrorist act they have to investigate. Its just like with swatting. People can claim that the police should just ignore swatting calls. But what happens when they ignore a real call?

        I suppose it's a tax on places with bad spam filters then.

        Doesn't appear to have anything to do with terrorism, just plain blackmail.

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