Fwd: [Webinar] Decrypting the WannaCry ransomware: Why is it happening and (how) is it going to end?

John Newman jnn at synfin.org
Wed May 17 12:40:18 PDT 2017

On Wed, May 17, 2017 at 08:27:12AM -1100, Mirimir wrote:
> On 05/17/2017 08:15 AM, Cecilia Tanaka wrote:
> > On Wed, May 17, 2017 at 4:02 PM, Steven Schear <schear.steve at gmail.com> wrote:
> >>
> >> Any bets on whether ending cryptocurrency (esp. bitcoin) privacy &
> >> fungibility will be near the top of the discussions?
> > 
> > Sorry, Steven, I don't know, but already asked them.  Sincerely hope so.
> You _hope so_?
> Seriously?
> That's a horrible idea.

Maybe she had a typo? Anyway..

I think whoever blasted this hack off may never touch their money.
Apparently all the infections come with instructions for payment
to be made to one of only three static wallets.. and everybody has
their eyes on the block chain :P  

They've only brought in like $60k or something from 200k infections.
Horrible return on infection ratio... 

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