UPDATE: In a conversation with Eward Driehuis, Chief Research Officer at SecureLink, our take-away is that it’s almost like the cybercriminals didn’t know how widespread this thing would go. Evidently, they are not making nearly the amount of money (Bitcoins) that they “should” be making given the number of infections they have (according to Driehuis, it’s over 250,000 infections in over 150 countries as of this morning). Connected to this, it appears that nobody is paying the ransom and those that do pay are not necessarily getting their files back anyway.

We had a very interesting conversation with Eward – we hope you enjoy it!