Bomb hoax sent to 400 schools blamed on warring Minecraft gamers

The kids were just collateral damage: the real target was to discredit gaming server VeltPvP in an ongoing gamer spat.

A bomb threat email sent to about 400 schools and colleges in the UK is believed to have been a hoax sent by disgruntled Minecraft players who wanted to smear a rival’s server.

According to Sky News, some 24,000 threatening emails were sent, causing hundreds of schools to evacuate on Monday.

The messages looked like they came from Minecraft server VeltPvP, but the company said the account had been spoofed and that the company had nothing to do with it. VeltPvP apologized, saying that it’s being “harassed by a group of cyber criminals that are trying to harass them in anyway possible.”


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