Double extortion ransomware a new threat to businesses

A Safety News article.

After a company had its data locked up and held for ransom, they failed to pay the multimillion-dollar demand, prompting the hackers to start leaking the stolen data online.

This so-called double extortion ransomware attack threw a wrench in the conventional wisdom for how to minimize the impact of these incidents. Well-maintained backups, for example, might help an organization resume operations after falling victim to a ransomware attack, but they’re of no help if criminals threaten to expose sensitive corporate data.

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