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No virus here, but the money trail...?

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#1 Trakeen


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Posted 15 March 2014 - 11:44 PM

Just curious about any research being done against ransomware.


With the newest revelations about the NSA using Facebook "to infect millions" of pc's I'm a bit curious what kind of research has been done regarding where the money people actually pay to ransomware authors goes.


I doubt much, if any, goes towards government agencies, but I do wonder how many have actually had their assets frozen, been caught, or even convicted.


I know there's probably a lot of red tape involved in these kind of overseas fraud cases, but does anybody have any kind of information regarding the outcome of these cases?

Edited by hamluis, 20 March 2014 - 04:53 PM.
Moved from MRL to Gen Security - Hamluis.

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