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Too noisy, low-level and unethical: Why some cybercriminals hate ransomware

September 20, 2017

Via: ZDnet

With the prevalence of successful ransomware attacks, you might think that all cyber criminals view the rise of file-encrypting malware as a positive development.

For many, making cash quickly with the minimal amount of effort is their number one priority and ransomware very much fulfils that agenda – millions of malicious messages can be sent out at once and even if just a handful of ransoms are paid, a criminal can pocket a few thousand dollars worth of Bitcoin.

But even criminals have standards and it seems there are some who are against ransomware, either for ethical reasons or simply because they see it as too low-brow, or too obvious an attack.

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