Emsisoft Releases Bug Fix for Bitcoin-Ransoming Malware WannaCryFake
Software firm Emsisoft released a bug fix for the bitcoin-ransoming malware WannaCryFake.
By the end of 2019, at least $128 million in bitcoin had been paid to ransomware hackers. That's not good optics for a payment system.
The victim firm in the ransomware attack had paid $950,000 in bitcoin to the perpetrator through an insurance company. Much of it ended up on Bitfinex.
Ransomware group Netwalker is believed to be behind the attack on UCSF, which temporarily restricted access to the medical school’s data.
A new malware technique makes a company's files public if it refuses to pay ransom.
Hackers can make up to $130,000 a month for a $10,000 investment.