Taking The Money And Running Is Never A Good Strategy

This is a post series on cyber crime. For more posts click here or the cybercrime tag below.

Especially if you are a  criminal enterprise like ransomware.  All you need is just ONE page like this and there goes your revenue.

https://blog.knowbe4.com/ultradecryptor-ransomware-does-not-decrypt-your-files

http://www.trendmicro.com/vinfo/us/security/news/cybercrime-and-digital-threats/ultracrypter-ransomware-no-decrypt-keys-jigsaw-changes-ui

 

I was hit with this. I’m now going to believe that they would have not decrypted my files even if I paid. This is not the only site that says the same thing for the same operator. Which makes them nothing more than electronic vandals destroying people’s files with no concern for the possible consequences of the thing that they have unleashed.  Consider that prime targets for these people are hospitals. Also some 50% of businesses have been hit and who knows how much stuff has been lost entirely.  This is all going on unseen but the end game is going to look like an electronic Detroit if something doesn’t change.

The Week in ransomware:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/the-week-in-ransomware-september-2nd-2016-fairware-cerber3-and-central-security-treatment-organization/

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