WannaCry, a major ransomware attack that spread through more than 150 countries, struck in May. In the process, it amassed more than $140,000 in bitcoin. Those funds have now been withdrawn from three different accounts linked to the attack. With that, a new chapter in the global cyber crime investigation has begun.
A Twitter bot, @actual_ransom, was set up to monitor the accounts and any related transactions. Late Wednesday, the funds were transferred to nine other bitcoin accounts. As the bot collects more information, investigators are able to follow a trail of digital breadcrumbs from account to account to try to piece together more of the puzzle.