How hackers use ransomware to hide data breaches and other attacks

Dan Swinhoe reports:

Although ransomware attacks are on the decline — Darktrace suggests infections have decreased by as much as 28 percent between 2017 and 2018 — the threat these extortion attacks pose is still very real and for reasons beyond disruption to operations. More sophisticated attackers are using ransomware to cover their tracks in  a more serious attack.

This gives ransomware victims another worry in addition to business disruption recovery costs: Was the attack really just to extort money or is it a cover for something more sinister? Answering that question requires ransomware victims to take due diligence steps after the attack.

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