Last summer, Sophos Ltd. published a harrowing white paper about a “ransomware-as-a-service” offering called Philadelphia so affordable and user-friendly as to make digital extortion a viable option for virtually anyone with a few hundred dollars and no human decency whatsoever.
“It’s kind of a one-stop shop for running a ransomware business,” said Dan Schiappa, general manager and senior vice president of products at Sophos, at the time. At RSA this week, Schiappa predicted that equivalent offerings for cryptocurrency generation will start arriving soon.
“You’ll see these services start to offer cryptomining toolkits and things of that nature,” he told ChannelPro.
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