Ransomware extortion doesn’t stop after paying the ransom

Who would have thought that criminals might lie? Where’s my shocked face?

Bill Toulas reports on findings from a survey by Venafi. Here is some of what they found:

  • 83% of all ransomware victims who paid the requested amount were extorted again, twice, or even three times.
  • 18% of victims who paid the ransom still had their data exposed on the dark web.
  • 8% refused to pay the ransom, and the attackers tried to extort their customers.
  • 35% of victims paid the ransom but were still unable to retrieve their data.

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