WannaCry operator empties Bitcoin wallets connected to ransomware – Ars Technica


Whoever was behind the WannaCry cryptoransomware worm that ravaged networks worldwide in May has finally collected the ransom paid by some of the worm’s victims. The value of bitcoins had grown to about $140,000, but the currency’s value got about a 20 percent boost on August 1 triggered by a split in the Bitcoin market, as Quartz reports.

WannaCry operator empties Bitcoin wallets connected to ransomware – Ars Technica