More ransomware groups threaten to publish data stolen data from non-payers

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More and more ransomware groups are starting to steal data before encryption in order to blackmail their victims into paying up

Three new ransomware groups have established websites where the sensitive data of non-payers will be published, adopting the strategy established last year by the Maze ransomware group. That approa...

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