Ransomwhere: a project to create a worldwide database of ransomware payments
💻 The generosity of the cyber world never ceases to amaze me.
The latest thing I discovered a few days ago is 'Ransomwhere' a project that seeks to create a database of Ransomware payments.
🌐 The website was launched a couple of months ago and allows victims of Ransomware attacks to upload a copy of the ransom note and the Bitcoin address where the payment was made.
👨💻 The creator of the platform, Jack Cable, aims to provide free, public, and up-to-date data on ransomware payments, in order to understand the impact of the threat and to check whether mitigation measures are being effective or not.
💰 According to current data, more than $50 million in ransomware has been paid out this past year!
🦹♀️ Ransomware attacks have undoubtedly become a very profitable business for criminals and a worrying threat to organizations worldwide, which is why projects like this one are of great help.
Do you also believe that in the world of cybersecurity there is great generosity?