Ransomware: This amateur attack shows how clueless criminals are trying to get in on the action

Ransomware is one of the biggest cybersecurity threats to businesses today, and cyber criminals can potentially make millions of dollars in Bitcoin for a single successful attack.

This lure of quickly making large sums of money is attracting interest from across the cyber-criminal spectrum, from sophisticated gangs specialising in ransomware attacks, to affiliate schemes where wannabe ransomware kingpins can lease out ransomware as a service in exchange for a cut of the profits.

It’s also attracted low-level cyber criminals, who see an opportunity to grab a slice of the ransomware pie – even if they have little idea what they’re doing.

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Source: ZDNet