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Top Ransomware campaign managers stand to make $90k annually

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, Jun 2, 2016.

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    A brief report issued by Flashpoint this morning examines a recent Ransomware campaign, which so far has generated a serious amount of profit considering it takes little effort to operate. It's an interesting read, albeit a short one.

    Tracking a campaign operating out of Russia since December 2015, Flashpoint says that the typical head of a Ransomware operation stands to earn about $90,000 a year, or about $7,500 per month.

    In this role, the manager is responsible for recruiting distributors and malware development, which if their code skills are up to snuff, might require just a few hours a week as far as effort goes.

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