Google Warns Ransomware Boom Scored Crooks $2 Million A Month
- Thomas Fox-Brewster for Forbes July 25th, 2017
- Source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomasbrewster/2017/07/25/google-ransomware-multi-million-dollar-business-with-locky-and-cerber/#667a90936caf
As the ransomware scourge calms down for the summer holidays, Google has taken a retrospective at that particular pesky form of cybercrime, finding it only become massively profitable in the last year and a half. … Their success, and the sudden jump in revenue, is down to their distribution via botnets, in particular one known as Necurs, said Damon McCoy, an assistant professor of computer science at New York University [Tandon School of Engineering].