Ransomware as a Service (RaaS): Deconstructing Philadelphia

Ransomware as a Service (RaaS): Deconstructing Philadelphia:

By: Dorka Palotay (Sophos)

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Recent ransomware attacks prove that publicly available tools and codes make the life of cyber criminals much easier. WannaCry, for example, caused serious damage across the world using the NSA EternalBlue exploit leaked by the Shadow Brokers hacking group. SophosLabs believes more of the same is a certainty because of RaaS kits that allow even the least technically savvy among us the ability to do evil. One of the slickest, most chilling examples is Philadelphia – the product of so-called “anti-security vendor” The Rainmaker Labs. Their first RaaS product was Stampado, which they started to sell last summer for only $39. Based on their experiences by the end of 2016, they developed a much more sophisticated piece of ransomware called Philadelphia, which they currently sell for $389 on their website.

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