The risk and rise of ransomware

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June 3, 2016
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Ransomware is popular because the malware can be monetised anonymously and quickly. "Through the use of bitcoin payment systems," explains Günter Ollmann, CSO at Vectra Networks, "the criminal can force the victim to pay the ransom in a monetary unit that facilitates complete anonymity and can be trivially converted to cash."

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