Scumbag Awards 2017: Most Public Ransomware

Category: Most Public Ransomware

Wannacry

May 2017, this stopped several hospitals, doctors surgeries and much more for days before it was stopped.

 CryptoWall

This nasty piece of work encrypts your files and they cannot be decrypted by anyone else plus it deletes any backups. Very common through 2016

Teslacrypt

This targeted specific computer games and charged $500 in bitcoins for the decryption key. In mid-2016 the developers shutdown the ransomware and published the master decryption key and just the word ‘Sorry’

 

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