back to article Meet Wizard Spider, the multimillion-dollar gang behind Conti, Ryuk malware

Wizard Spider, the Russia-linked crew behind high-profile malware Conti, Ryuk and Trickbot, has grown over the past five years into a multimillion-dollar organization that has built a corporate-like operating model, a year-long study has found. In a technical report this week, the folks at Prodaft, which has been tracking the …

  1. amanfromMars 1 Silver badge

    Lordly Elevation via Renegade Rogue Mercenary and Freelancer Private Pirate Root Chunnels

    Now that Wizard Spider can easily be called out as a legitimate holder of a novel embarrassment of disruptive ennobling riches in deed indeed. And that’s bound to very addictively attractive to some with more than just a lot more to give.

  2. Auntie Dix
    Pirate

    Why Is Evil Successful?

    "Wizard Spider...has grown over the past five years into a multimillion-dollar organization that has built a corporate-like operating model..."

    ...that refrains from burdening with modern corporate-crap practices its worker bees.

    Let's look at its "virtual" Help Desk. Here, you will note the absence of:

    • Performance-review and goal documents

    • Nagging, right-think, "Agile" slogans

    • Burdensome shitware such as ServiceNow, Jira, etc. (unless a target for infection)

    • Coached call surveillance to make sure that "Is there anything else?" is asked

    • WFM, a$$-kissing whores tallying call times and other metric minutiae

    • Commutes to an obnoxious, open-floored "campus"

    • Required, controlled on-prem-always or hybrid attendance

    • Tim Cook, Bill Gates's Token, Larry Ellison, or either of Russia's Google Twins telling employees repeatedly to smell his finger

    Minus the corporate games, the extortion gets done, and no Help-Desk workman ends his day worried because he told more than one customer to f@ck off.

    1. John Brown (no body) Silver badge
      Flame

      Re: Why Is Evil Successful?

      On the other hand, pissing off your boss, stealing corporate secrets, leaving to go work for someone else, complaining you've not had a pay rise this year, might well result in being fired, with actual fire.

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