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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