You’ve infected hundreds of thousands of computers across the globe with your ransomware, and victims’ cryptocurrency payments are flowing into your Bitcoin wallets.
How long should you wait to try and access that cash?
Well, for the perpetrators behind WannaCry, the answer appears to be about two and a half months. We can say this because the three Bitcoin wallets that held the ransomed loot were all suddenly emptied late Wednesday.
And while we don’t know for sure that the same people who unleashed the attack are still in control of the wallets, the profound absence of a statement from law enforcement suggests, at the very least, the accounts haven’t been seized. Read more…