Michael Kadar, an Israeli teenager, is accused of sending 245 bomb threats to the Jewish Community Centers across the U.S. He was not doing this alone, however. He was getting paid to send threats.
The guy charged w/ threatening Jewish organizations throughout US ran an online paid service offering to call in threats. Someone paid him pic.twitter.com/bysptT9c3b
— Seamus Hughes (@SeamusHughes) August 8, 2017
Kadar, according to newly unsealed court documents, had his services posted to the dark website, AlphaBay. This is where his clients would pay him to send threats. Allegedly each threat would cost $ 30, more if the client asked to include a name with the threat.
Seamus Hughes, George Washington University’s deputy director for its program on Extremism publicized the documents. In them, he allegedly had a stock email in which he sent his clients to use unless they had their own demands.
When Israeli officials arrested Kadar, he reportedly had $500,000 worth of bitcoins which come from making threats all over the U.S In California, they have arrested someone accused of seeking Kadar’s services for an unknown number of threats.
The website in he solicited his services was shut down on July 19, a day after the documents were unsealed.