Did you find out ？ There is an ironic similarity between the practice of extorting software and legitimate companies .
First , The criminals who manipulate these malware and blackmail software must be honest and talk to their “ Customer ”（ In a way , The victims of blackmail software can be called customers ） Conduct honest transactions .
also , Cybercriminals also value their own brand and visibility , The quality of malware , And the reputation management that other legitimate companies have . You can imagine how a malware development team can't sleep “ be conscientious and do one's best ” Do you want to patch their software ？
Some developers have begun to sell their products to black companies , Criminals in turn use these products to deploy their attacks . In that market , There is no doubt that the same process will emerge for legitimate business operations . Black industry also needs the trust model and mechanism that must be established for legal market operation , Isn't this a very ironic thing ？
At the other end of the attack , Criminals who cheat also need “ Keep promise ”. If they don't recover the victim's files , No one will ever pay ransom again . If they trade honestly , Decrypt the victim's files , They can also expect someone in a way （ for instance ,FBI） Will say “ You can pay —— It's easier ”.
actually , For many people , Cost of preventive measures , Like backing up and managing your system backup , It's a lot more than the criminals ask for .
However , The key to safety is ： We know , Criminal organizations have to imitate at least some legal business practices . Maybe our response should be less technical , And attacking these criminal organizations “ Legitimacy ” And credit has been strengthened ？
just as 《 Sun Tzu's art of war 》 What I have said ,“ Enemy and know yourself , you can fight a hundred battles with no danger of defeat ”.