Best Infosec-Related Long Reads of the Week, 10/8/22
Self-taught geniuses help fight ransomware attackers, Ukrainian tech workers dodge bombs and dislocation to perform their jobs, Life in the Metaverse is not as bad as it seems
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Ransomware hunters: the self-taught tech geniuses fighting cybercrime
ProPublica reporters Renee Dudley and Daniel Golden published in The Guardian another excerpt of their new book, The Ransomware Hunting Team: A Band of Misfits’ Improbable Crusade to Save the World from Cybercrime. This excerpt focuses on how an IT contractor named Matthew, who worked for a small, publicly funded school for immigrants in London, turned to the Ransomware Hunting Team to fight back against a ransomware attacker who demanded funds the school could not afford.
“I think we’re all kind of misfits,” said team member Fabian Wosar, a high school dropout who grew u…
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