Did You Know Some Ransomware Gangs Have Their Own “Banking” Systems For Affiliate Payments?

Did you know many ransomware gangs are highly organized and even have their own “banking like” systems to assure and distribute payments accurately among their affiliates? Affiliates also have specialties like pen testing, password breaching and credential/access, network persistence, and other specialized skills. When a ransom is paid in bitcoin or other crypto it can go into an escrow account held on a hacker forum and managed by a trusted admin who can acts as the agent who determines who and when to disburse funds to the different parties. Bleeping Computer’s article on the Darkside gang give you some insight into how this seems to work for the Darkside crew.

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