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1M Dollars… in criminal marketing

The REvil Ransomware operations has deposited $1 million in bitcoins on a Russian speaking hacker forum intended to show affiliates they mean business.   This finances the Ransomware as a service model, where the affiliate gets 70-80% of the ransom payments they generate.  The group is indicating they are ready to pay.

Why do we care?

I’m including this because of two details – first, the public nature of this.   These criminals did this publicly to show they are serious and they have the money to pay.

The second is to continue to highlight the real money.   The $1M is just a piece, clearly.  And they have it hanging out there in public bitcoin for all to see.

Source: Bleeping Computer