It looks as though ransomware has stepped up a gear, they have introduced another level of pressure on companies in a bid to force them to pay the ransom.
Now the criminals have turned to a sneaky way to increase the pressure to pay up, to have some leverage over these organizations, the ransomware attackers steal data from the infiltrated system while they install and spread their ransomware. They then threaten to publish the data if the victim decides not to pay.
We can all appreciate that no-one wants their data to be published on the web especially client or sensitive data so this twist can be a rather compelling reason to give in.
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