More Ransomware Gangs Threaten Victims With Data Leaking

Mathew J. Schwartz reports:

Ransomware gangs are increasingly not just claiming that they’ll leak stolen data from victims that don’t meet their ransom demand, but actually following through.


Speaking at Information Security Media Group’s Virtual Cybersecurity Summit: New York last week, attorney Craig Hoffman, who’s co-leader for the digital risk advisory and cybersecurity team at BakerHostetler, said that in at least 25% of the ransomware cases his firm has helped investigate, attackers claimed to have not just crypto-locked systems, but also to have exfiltrated data (see: Ransomware Gangs’ Ruthlessness Leads to Bigger Profits).

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