Security researchers have identified a ransomware variant that is available for free on the Dark Web and is even unregistered. The discovery comes at a time when the ransomware trade is running on handsome commissions and bounty-sharing occurs between malware sellers and buyers. The distribution of ransomware among hackers and cyber-criminals on the Dark Web over the years wasn’t always about targeting common enemies or demonstrating mutual affection. In fact, ransomware-as-a-service was and continues to be, a major cyber-crime economic model that benefits both buyers and sellers.
ORIGINAL SOURCE: SC Magazine