A cybersecurity researcher persuaded Ragnar Locker ransomware operators into thinking they were a cybercriminal and to offer a job. The researcher has released information on the gang’s payout structure, cash-out schemes, and target acquisition strategies providing a look behind the scenes into the real business of shadowy underground criminal syndicates - and the millions of dollars it brings in.
Australia is among the top seven countries where organisations have had their data exploited and leaked, with "double-extortion" and "ransomware-as-a-service" frequently used in 2020.
Webroot has released its annual list of the Nastiest Malware, "revealing phishing, botnet attacks and ransomware as 2020’s most vicious cybersecurity threats".
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