BianLian ransomware crew goes 100% extortion after free decryptor lands

The BianLian gang is ditching the encrypting-files-and-demanding-ransom route and instead is going for full-on extortion.
Cybersecurity firm Avast’s release in January of a free decryptor for BianLian victims apparently convinced the miscreants that there was no future for them on the ransomware side of things and that pure extortion was the way to go.

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Source: The Register