Ransomware Gang Claims Fortune 500 Company Hired Them to Hack the Competition | Motherboard

Ransomware—computer viruses that lock a victim’s files and demand a payment to get them back—has become so common that experts believe it’s now an “epidemic.” Security experts have always assumed that ransomware hackers are in it for the ransom. But a shocking claim made by one ransomware agent suggests there may be another motive: corporate sabotage. In an exchange with a security researcher pretending to be a victim, one ransomware agent claimed th