Absolute Ransom: Nation-State Ransomware
Several criminals who run or participate in organized cybercrime have been named and charged for their offenses in US federal indictments. Despite the criminal charges, the Russian government protects the individuals behind the attacks. It does not consider their ransomware attacks a crime as long as they do not target Russian organizations.
We know the Russian government is allowing the attacks, which raises the question: Is Russia behind or in some way supporting ransomware attacks?