Ubisoft recently found itself the victim of a fake bomb threat, or rather, one of its office did. The video game publisher and studio’s Montreal, Canada office came to learn of the threat, after the suspect phoned in the fake bomb threat via the country’s emergency hotline, 911.
According to Montreal Police, the suspect threatened to blow up Ubisoft Montreal, but was willing to stay his hand if they paid him US$2 million (~RM8.25 million) in ransom. Shortly after the call, Canadian authorities its version of a SWAT team, the SPVM, came to investigate the threat at the location, but found no evidence of it. For the staff members at Ubisoft Montreal, the day would’ve clearly been both exciting and worrying, given that they could’ve been injured or worse, killed people.
— Ubisoft Montréal (@UbisoftMTL) November 14, 2020
At the time of writing, Canadian authorities have yet to find the responsible party behind the fake bomb threat, nor has the suspect actually explain or justify their actions. On that note, Ubisoft Montreal had issued a statement saying that it would update the story as the situation develops.