Scam PSA: Ransomware gangs don't always delete stolen data when paid

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Ransomware gangs are increasingly failing to keep their promise to delete stolen data after a victim pays a ransom.

In 2019, the Maze ransomware group introduced a new tactic known as double-extortion, which is when attackers steal unencrypted files and then threaten to release them publicly if a ransom is not paid.

Now, not only are victims being extorted through the encryption of their files but also by the risk of their data being published and causing a data breach.
 

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I suppose if you thieve & blackmail people & businesses for a living i's not likely you are honest in any way either
Theft remains stealing no matter how changing their roles, they are looking for wealth and not a living. When they attack a company and take its files, it may bankrupt it and expel thousands of workers. This will also deprive a livelihood. :)
 
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