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Inside the head of a ransomware attacker

Australian Financial Review
Tue, 14 Sep 2021

Cyber-risk firm Tenable says in the past several years there has been a resurgence of the ransomware-as-a-service model. (Image: Deposit Photos)
Australian Financial Review
Tue, 14 Sep 2021
Ransomware attacker Aleks likes to think of himself as a Robin Hood of the modern age, taking cash from faceless corporations to help feed his family.Aleks, a hacker from Russia, uses malicious software provided by other cyber criminals in a ransomware-as-a-service model. He picks the product he wants, factoring in price, features and whether that particular ransomware is high-profile and might make it harder for him to fly under the radar.Aleks was interviewed by a team at Cisco Talos, which focuses on cyber security and threat intelligence an...

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