back to article Saved from ransomware thugs... by rival ransomware thug

Private keys of the Chimera ransomware have been leaked by a rival cybercriminal. Rather than "white hat" activity, the good deed appears to have be done by a criminal going by the handle of Janus - known for being the author of Petya - who tweeted their competitor's (Chimera) keys in an apparent bid to stifle ransomware …

  1. Pascal Monett Silver badge

    Ah, the ultimate irony

    I seem to recall a comic strip pic of a thief slowly leaving a room where an empty treasure chest and the body of an other thief with a knife in his back lay.

    Don't know why this would dredge up that memory. </sarcasm>

    1. Snowy Silver badge

      Re: Ah, the ultimate irony

      I think the image you're referring to is from First Edition of Dungeon Master Guild.

  2. steve-b

    I guess there is no honour among thieves. What is the world coming to!

  3. allthecoolshortnamesweretaken

    Turf war?

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