Ransomware Posts From Black Hat

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This is a post series on cyber crime. For more posts click here or the cybercrime tag below.

This is a bunch of links from the “Black Hat” Hacker conference on ransomware.

First of all the rather scary keynote from Dan Kaminsky.

What was scary about this is that he’s talking about the same possibility of the fragmentation of the internet that I’ve been talking about from the other side. The thing is that you know a neighborhood is going bad when the fences and grates go in. You know a neighborhood is shot when the barbed wire comes out. Most of this is fear rather than actual reality, but when everybody knows somebody that gets hit, it’s hard not be afraid.

What I don’t think that the hacker community realizes is what happens when the essential trust is replaced by fear.  That’s a topic in another post. Suffice to say that the end…

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