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WannaCry Attackers Make $70K in Ransoms
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2017, 02:16:55 AM »
WannaCry Attackers Make $70K in Ransoms
16 May 2017, 11:30 pm

WannaCry is the most dangerous ransomware out there, mostly because of its worm component which helps it spread through networks like wildfire. For a tool that's so successful in attacking hundreds of thousands of computers, the attackers have only managed to gather up just over $70,000. 

The wallets linked to the code have received about 250 payments so far, amassing over $70,000. Considering the kind of sums these people could be spinning through cyber attacks, this seems to be quite a small payout. 

What is noteworthy, however, is that during the weekend the sum was a mere $20,000. The rest of it gathered quickly starting on Monday when people returned to work to find their computers blocked. 

The payment history for each wallet shows transactions range between 0.16 and 0.34 Bitcoin, which is the approximate equivalent of $300 and $600, respectively. The latter indicates that for some people the ransom had already doubled, as it promised it would if not paid im... (read more)

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