Cryptowall ransomware revenue may flow to one group

The latest version alone may have generated $325 million in revenue for the attackers.

By Jeremy Kirk

Just one cybercriminal group may be collecting the revenue from Cryptowall 3.0, a malicious program that infects computers, encrypts files and demands a ransom, according to a new study released on Thursday.

The finding comes from the Cyber Threat Alliance (CTA), an industry group formed last year to study emerging threats, with members including Intel Security, Palo Alto Networks, Fortinet and Symantec.

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