Reuters staffers were given the option to work from home today after being told a “non-specific threat” was received. Sources say the threat was not directed at Reuters specifically, but that given the significance of the date said to be a possible date of the London terror plot to blow up passenger planes headed towards the United States the company felt it was appropriate to give employees the option to work remotely. It has not been disclosed how many employees opted to work from home.
A Reuters spokeswoman declined to comment on details of the threat or how it was communicated to Reuters. She said it is company policy to not comment on security issues.