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Mail Threat Alert - August 2023

Mail-based Threat Activity Toward Government Entities Continues

Screenshot 2023-12-29 at 2.22.32 PM.In August, there was an increase in the number of political and government entities that received mail threats. The upcoming election cycles have resulted in a rise in mail threats directed towards political offices and their representatives. Most of these threats are in the form of suspicious white-powder threats, which are initially perceived as Ricin or Anthrax until investigated further. As we have discussed before, hoax threats are an effective tactic as they create the desired fear and disruption that a real threat would.

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