These days, not a month goes by that we hear about a new major ransomware attack. But how did we get to this point where our data and services could be held for ransom? And with a single attack paying out millions of dollars, should we be hopeful for this trend to ever end?
Hutchins has grown out of writing malware to help people affected by it
Hutchins faces up to 10 years in prison
If the kill switch ever goes down, the ransomware will kick in again
Enough to make him wanna cry?
Many experts have already blamed the Lazarus Group for WannaCry
Doctrine of determent suggested for preventing future attacks
He faces a 40-year maximum sentence
Prosecutors claim he admitted to creating Kronos
His actions helped stop the global ransomware
Another ransomware attack hits Russia, Ukraine, parts of Europe and the US
The malware infected 55 speed and red-light cameras
The NSA and various security groups also suspect the hermit nation
Has the Lazarus Group struck again?
Is the NSA to blame for the WannaCry ransomware attack?
Ransomware holding files hostage in return for Bitcoin payment