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Locky ransomware: Why this menace keeps coming back

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Here's why the Locky ransomware keeps disappearing - only to reappear again.

Locky ransomware: Why this menace keeps coming back

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Shadow Brokers Move Bitcoins from Failed Auction of Classified NSA Files
30 May 2017, 9:34 pm

Bitcoins worth about $24,000 that were sent to the Shadow Brokers, the group that dumped online NSA classified documents that led to the creation of WannaCry ransomware and other similar tools, have been moved from the original wallet. 

The money comes from a failed auction where the hackers tried to get people interested in the files they had. Since people didn't really show that much interest in the documents, the group eventually dumped everything online for free. 

While that original auction may not have drawn too much attention, it's almost certain that the subscription service they've just announced, where people need to pay north of $21,000 in exchange for one monthly leak, will get a lot more fans. 

It is believed, therefore, that the Shadow Brokers managed to steal a lot more NSA files than they led people ... (read more)

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