University of Twente Student Theses


Understanding money flow in ransomware

Ruiter, Justin (2023) Understanding money flow in ransomware.

[img] PDF
Abstract:Ransomware is and has been a growing problem for years now and as Ransomware-as-a-Service (RaaS) is becoming increasingly popular, the barrier to entry into deploying ransomware attacks is lowered for anyone, and it has become feasible for users without technical knowledge to deploy a ransomware attack. This study attempts to contribute to knderstanding how ransom profits are split between stakeholders and focuses on crypto locker ransomware, henceforth ’ransomware’. Understanding profit split might contribute to improving the detection of Bitcoin addresses linked to ransomware attackers or to derive information on the amount of work contributed by different parties in relation to the share they receive for it. This study will focus specifically on differences in money flow between RaaS and non-RaaS attacks. The questions posed will be assessed by combining publicly available data sources, the Bitcoin blockchain, and insights from related research.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:EEMCS: Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Subject:54 computer science
Programme:Computer Science BSc (56964)
Link to this item:
Export this item as:BibTeX
HTML Citation
Reference Manager


Repository Staff Only: item control page