- Red Bull announced on Thursday that blackmailers had attempted to extort money from the company with threats of tainting its energy drinks with fecal matter, though the amount of money being sought has not been publicly specified.
- A statement from Red Bull indicated that the threats had been going on for weeks and that it went public to remove leverage.
- Reuters reports that no one has discovered evidence of can tampering as of yet.
From the article:
"... 'We are cooperating closely with police and share the opinion that we are close to the perpetrators and they will be found,' it said, adding that it would make no further comment while the investigation continued. ..."