Teenager Arrested Over Mass College Bomb Hoax

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17 July 2022

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Following a massive bomb hoax that shut down hundreds of schools and colleges across the UK, the teen believed to be at the center of a Minecraft gamers feud was arrested.

Hertfordshire police arrested the 19-year-old following 24,000 threatening emails to schools were sent out warning of a bomb threat and soliciting money.

The emails appeared to be sent by VeltPvP, a gaming network. VeltPvP is which is a Minecraft player-versus-player server is the same kind of service that businesses use to market their products to gamers.

After a mass bomb hoax forced the closure of hundreds of schools across the UK The teenager believed to be at the center of a Minecraft gamers' feud was arrested by Hertfordshire police. minecraft arrested the 19-year old after 24,000 emails were sent out to schools informing them of the threat of attack.

The emails were aimed at cause the domain to be suspended because of abuse. They are believed to be sent by an organization that wanted to discredit VeltPvP.

The National Crime Agency (NCA) said that there was no evidence of threat to the emails received this week.

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They acknowledged that they were aware of the concerns of teachers and parents but also stated that there was not a credible threat from the emails sent to schools.

"However we take the communications extremely seriously. As this is a live investigation, we cannot comment further.'

In the aftermath of the hoax bomb emails, signs were placed outside Cardinal Road School in Feltham

People involved in the squabble claimed opponents had engaged in illegal activities in order to hinder one another's businesses.

'It is horrible and it's not the most pleasant thing', one hoaxers was asked if regrets the impact the letters had had on school children forced to evacuated.

In blaming VeltPvP the hoaxer claimed that the network was involved in a series of Direct Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks - which he alleges were used to try and block other competitors' Minecraft servers.

Following the bomb hoax email threat, parents were urged to bring their children home.

In an official statement, VeltPvP said: 'We've been being harassed by a group of cybercriminals that are trying to harass us in any way possible.

"We are extremely sorry for anyone who has been affected by this, but we want to inform you that this is a fake."

More than 400 schools and colleges across the nation received the email that claimed that a bomb had been planted and would be detonated if cash wasn't handed over.

Cardinal Road School, Feltham, West London was one of the schools that received the hoax email.

Police forces from London, Bristol, Liverpool, Bedfordshire and the the North East were among those conducting an investigation.

Parents at a few schools asked to be able to pick up their children due to fears about the emails.

Six schools across Hertfordshire were also among those affected: Abbots Hill in Hemel Hempstead, Valley School in Stevenage, The Sele School in Hertford, Duncombe School in Hertford, Stanborough School in Watford and St Albans High School.

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