[ZDNet] Ransomware: This amateur attack shows how clueless criminals are trying to get in on the action

Researchers dissect an email from an attacker asking people to help install ransomware on their company’s network for a cut of the profit. But while this campaign isn’t very successful, it shows how appealing ransomware has become.

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