New Treacherous Tricks of Ransomware Authors



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.

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