DarkSide ransomware crims quit as Colonial Pipeline attack backfires
"On top of that, many countries are absolutely cybercrime safe havens. Many countries have no problem with cyber criminals originating from their country as long as the criminals don't attack their own countries and tacitly agree to do favors for the government, if asked," Grimes explained, adding that some nations use stolen money to help fund government services.
"It funds it directly because the perpetrators are paying expensive local and political bribes to stay in business, and indirectly because they spend the money on goods and services in the country. In many countries cybercriminals are almost celebrated by the officials."