Lone wolves could be behind multi-million dollar Cryptowall ransomware racket

Darren Pauli reports:

A single group could be behind the monstrous Cryptowall 3.0 ransomware, widely considered to be one of the most menacing threats to end users that has fleeced victims of millions of dollars.

Intel Security, Palo Alto Networks, Fortinet, and Symantec under the Cyber Threat Alliance have probed the net scourge revealing that the attackers are thought to be a single entity. That theory’s based on commonalities in the Bitcoin wallets they use to receive ransom payments.

The findings are contained in the report Lucrative Ransomware Attacks (PDF).

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