Ransomware gang threatens to leak data if victim contacts FBI, police

Ax Sharma reports:

The Ragnar Locker ransomware group is warning that they will leak stolen data from victims that contact law enforcement authorities, like the FBI.

Ragnar Locker has previously hit prominent companies with ransomware attacks, demanding millions of dollars in ransom payments.

In an announcement published on Ragnar Locker’s darknet leak site this week, the group is threatening to publish full data of victims who seek the help of law enforcement and investigative agencies following a ransomware attack.

The threat also applies to victims contacting data recovery experts to attempt decryption and conduct the negotiation process.

Read more on BleepingComputer.

If memory serves — and I can’t remember who right now — RagnarLocker is not the first to ever threaten victims against contacting law enforcement, and they are certainly not the first to criticize professional negotiator services.  Will they really follow through on their threats?

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