Hackers making millions from ransomeware attacks!

Crime doesnโ€™t pay? Tell that to emerging cybercrime gang named NetWalker that is responsible for many ransomware attacks. They have taken home approximately $25 million in extorted funds between March 1 and late July, according to an in-depth investigation by security firm McAfee.

The companyโ€™s researchers tracked ransom payments to the NetWalker syndicate โ€” the malware was initially known as Mailto, and was first detected in August 2019 โ€” after identifying a series of Bitcoin wallets used by the cybercrime gang.

 

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