What is Doctor Oss?
We are moving, quickly, into an age of Digital, Cryptographically secured funds.
First there was Bitcoin. Simple payments from one PGP key to another.
Now there’s Ethereum executing open source code in a turing complete virtual machine with a synchronized and global shared state.
This new technology, naturally, attracted participants from all walks of life–notably criminals.
Recently, Wannacry ransomware made headlines. People’s valuable data encrypted; a king’s ransom demanded–your data’s weight in (almost) untraceable crypto currency.
That’s because along with the age of Digital, Cryptographically secured funds came the age of Cyberwarefare.
What was once the weapon of a powerful Nation State with the capability to effect its ends through conventional warfare became the play thing of any malicious engineer or tinkerer with a greedy lust for quick anonymous wealth.