Bloomberg: WannaCry-linked Bitcoin wallets have been emptied, analysts say
The three Bitcoin wallets that are linked to the WannaCry malware, which hit hundreds of thousands of networks using Microsoft Corp.’s operating system in 150 countries, were emptied out earlier this morning, analysts have confirmed.
In each of the cases, the tokens have been divided into multiple smaller amounts, and sent off to other, various bitcoin addresses. The wallets contained a total of about 52 BTC, which amount to around $140,000, explained Rayna Stamboliyska, an independent cyber risk manager in an email. “This morning, between 3:00 and 3:30 AM GMT, the three wallets have been emptied and the money split into further ones,” she said.