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As to the “Breaking Bad” imagery, Shaw suggests that the use of that comes from forming a connection with the perpetrators who hide behind that logo on the TV show, telling us that it’s likely “the cyber-criminals have done this from a notoriety perspective and in an effort to align themselves with the gang hiding behind this company entity in the show”.

If you do get infected, don’t blame either of the companies that produced the show, AMC or Sony Pictures, as they have nothing to do with this.

Instead, blame the makers of this malware, and then make sure this never happens to you again with some much needed internet security.