Ransomware operators are giving their sketchy repertoire an overhaul. These attacks used to be about unauthorized data encryption and now they are adding data theft to the mix. As a result, not only do the criminals hold the victims’ files for ransom, but they also threaten to leak sensitive information in a scenario of nonpayment. Effectively, this is an element of pressure aimed at coercing “stubborn” targets into paying ransoms. Here is a rundown on how this new tactic caught on and where it is heading.