Mail Bomb, also called parcel bomb, letter bomb, package bomb, note bomb, message bomb, gift bomb, present bomb, delivery bomb, surprise bomb, postal bomb, or post bomb, is an explosive device sent via the postal service and designed with the intention to injure or kill the recipient when opened. The explosive device is concealed in an envelope and mailed to the intended victim. The goal is to tamper with the organization’s assets and possibly destroy or injure assets and facilities.
Mail Bomb contains 3 profiles to describe this threat.
All threats contain different profiles which describe their attributes. These attributes represent different types of attackers or threats. When Quill recommends measures, we compare the efficacy of these measures to the profiles of these threats to determine the reduction to risk achieved by implementation.
All threat profiles are comprised as a combination of these six attributes with one the following descriptors.
|Attacker||Insider, Outsider, Invitee|
|Goal||Destroy, Tamper, Remove|
|Evasion||Try, Evade, Do Not Evade|
|Presence||Preparation, On Site, Remote|
|Equipment||Common, Specialized, No Equipment|
|Vehicle||Present, Essential, No Vehicle|