Published on May 18th, 2017 | by bitcoin0
The creators of Wannacry’s will see if they can cash out of their Bitcoin holdings, while the world waits with interest.
Once a computer gets infected, a tab pops up demanding a $300 payment in bitcoin to unfreeze the data.
But now, with the world’s cybercrime teams watching those bitcoin addresses, the question is: Will the hackers be able to launder that money and spend it?
But over the years it has become clear that bitcoin is pseudonymous rather than truly anonymous.
But Ethan Heilman, the Boston University researcher behind TumbleBit, a proposed bitcoin tumbler, indicated that mixing bitcoin is risky business, especially when dealing with larger sums of money.
Notably, the fact that the hackers used only three bitcoin addresses to collect their money suggests they don’t know much about bitcoin privacy.