Ransomware as a Service fuels explosive growth

Believe it – you too can become a successful cyber criminal! It’s easy! It’s cheap! It’s short hours for big bucks! No need to spend years on boring things like learning how to write code or develop software.

Just download our simple ransomware toolkit and we can have you up and running in hours – stealing hundreds or thousands of dollars from people in other countries, all from the comfort of your home office – or your parents’ basement. Sit back and watch the Bitcoin roll in!

OK, that’s not the literal pitch coming from the developers of ransomware. But, given the rise of Ransomware as a Service (RaaS) – a business model in which malware authors enlist “distributors” to spread the infections and then take a cut of the profits – it sounds like it could be a candidate for the kind of “direct-response” TV ads that made the late pitchman Billy Mays famous.

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