Secrets and Lies: The Games Ransomware Attackers Play

Mathew J. Schwartz reports:

If you’re a criminal, practicing good operational security would seem to preclude granting tell-all news media interviews. And yet we’ve seen a spate of attackers who wield ransomware – including MountLocker, LockBit, REvil and DarkMatter – sharing insights into their inclinations, motivations and tactics.

One perhaps inadvertent takeaway from their interviews is the extent to which ransomware-wielding criminals lie (see: Charm Offensive: Ransomware Gangs ‘Tell All’ in Interviews).

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