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Cyber-thieves cash in from malware

2015/06/09

BBC - (International) Security researchers at Trustwave reported that cyber-thieves can earn almost 1,500 percent potential profit from ransomware kits by spending approximately $5,900 on kits that could earn about $90,000 a month in an attack campaign via a compromised Web site. [ed.: See these posts on ransomware in the Optimal Security blog for more.]

Source: http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-33048949

Note: This news synopsis is taken from the DHS Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report, a daily [Monday through Friday, except US Federal holidays] summary of open-source published information concerning significant critical infrastructure issues; a 10-day archive of the DOSIR can be found at: http://www.dhs.gov/dhs-daily-open-source-infrastructure-report.


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