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7 Scary Ransomware Families
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jamie55
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10/26/2016 | 3:55:30 AM
candid photographer
Excellent blog here! Also your site loads up fast.

Joe Stanganelli
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Joe Stanganelli,
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10/26/2016 | 8:57:55 AM
Jigsaw
Jigsaw's scheme is particularly brilliant because, ultimately, the point of all this is less to harass and more to get victims to pay.  Helping victims figure out how to do that and coax them along helpfully (particularly as many victims may not even know how to purchase Bitcoins) is ultimately a key component of that "business plan."

One (of many) especially sad thing here is that legitimate companies could learn a lot from this model.
ChandanaP946
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10/26/2016 | 9:21:53 AM
Re: Jigsaw
As companies grow aware of the threat of ransomware, threat actors are upping the ante with "doxware" by implementing features to ransomware that could leak a victim's data if ransoms aren't paid. https://cyware.com/news/ransomware-evolving-into-doxware-to-scare-victims-into-paying-say-researchers-eb443f2b
Dr.T
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10/26/2016 | 3:08:27 PM
Ransomware; new industry
I could not believe that there has been a new instruct created out of cyber-attacks. We are not in the right track at all.
Dr.T
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10/26/2016 | 3:09:30 PM
Re: candid photographer
" ... Excellent blog  ...":

Agree. Good information.
Dr.T
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10/26/2016 | 3:12:32 PM
Re: Jigsaw
"... Jigsaw's scheme is particularly brilliant  ..."

there might be better ways but it is impressive.

 
Dr.T
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10/26/2016 | 3:14:54 PM
Re: Jigsaw
"... As companies grow aware of the threat of ransomware ..."

I say they are not. It looks like companies are willing to pay to get the data back instead of investing a good backup system.
Dr.T
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10/26/2016 | 3:17:20 PM
Re: Jigsaw
"... doxware ..."

I was reading about this the other day, obviously when the victim does not pay for the old files hackers still want to get someting out of it. 
Joe Stanganelli
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10/27/2016 | 12:11:24 PM
Re: Ransomware; new industry
@Dr.T: A big contributing factor to why this "industry" developed has to do with spam.  After the huge spam crackdown a few years ago, black-hatters had these botnets and malware under their control...but spamming was no longer particularly profitable or worth the risk for them.  Accordingly, they had to come up with new business models.

Enter ransomware.

Ironically enough, if we had left the spammers alone, we might not have seen this particular "innovation."
Joe Stanganelli
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10/27/2016 | 12:12:27 PM
Re: Jigsaw
@Dr.T: On top of that, it's a way for them to "double-dip."  First, pay up to get your data back.  Next, pay up so that no one else gets it.
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