Ransomware’s New Double Threat

Ransomware’s New Double Threat
The common ransomware attack pattern has traditionally involved threat actors holding access to data hostage in return for a ransomware payment. There is now an uptrend in a second layer of extortion…increasingly hackers are extracting large quantities of sensitive information (such as customer, financial and employee information) and threatening publication unless ransom demands are paid. To prove that they intend to execute on the threat, a small portion is leaked on the dark...