Crowdsourced ransomware payments tracker launched – Security

Maria J. Danford

A former United States authorities cyber stability researcher has launched a crowd-sourced ransomware payments tracking web site that can be made use of to trace ransoms paid out to criminals in the bitcoin cryptocurrency.

Named Ransomwhere, the web-site was launched by Jack Cable who labored for the US authorities Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency (CISA).

He now collaborates with former Fb main facts stability officer Alex Stamos and erstwhile CISA head Chris Krebs.

Ransomwhere is publishing details on the quantities paid out to criminals, alongside with the bitcoin addresses they use.

Presently, the web-site is tracking a total of just above US$57.five million in payments.

Most of the ransom income tracked has been paid out out to the Netwalker gang, followed by REvil (also recognised as Soinokibi) and RagnarLocker.

Cable and Ransomwhere are encouraging ransomware victims to report demands they have obtained, and aims to be a resource for the stability group.

 

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