Friday, June 30, 2017

Recent Attacks May Not Have Been Traditional Ransomware

Tom's Hardware reports here that the recent ransomware attacks may have been intended primarily to disrupt targets, not to extract payments from them.  The payments were to be made to an email address that was quickly shut down.  Given the simple nature of the payment system, some question whether the attack was intended to generate revenue.  Instead, it may have been intended to disrupt operations in the targets with the ransom demands being something of a distraction.

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