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WannaCry Hackers Are Using This Swiss Company To Launder $142,000 Bitcoin Ransoms - E-Discovery, Information Governance & Cyber Security Section News

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Posted on: Aug 14, 2017

Remember those pesky WannaCry ransomware hackers? They're starting to shift their bitcoin around and Forbes has learned they're using a Swiss cryptocurrency exchange called ShapeShift to do it.

WannaCry infected as many as 200,000 computers when it broke out in May, locking up systems and demanding $300 in bitcoin from victims wanting their files back. Though many believed the attackers were more concerned about causing disruption, and security experts suggesting North Korea was behind the hacks, the perpetrators are starting to launder their $143,000 in bitcoin.

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