Conti (Ryuk) joins the ranks of ransomware gangs operating data leak sites

It has now become a mainstream tactic for big ransomware groups to create so-called “leak sites” where they upload and leak sensitive documents from companies who refuse to pay the ransomware decryption fee.

These “leak sites” are part of a new trend forming on the cybercriminal underground where ransomware groups are adopting a new tactic called “double extortion.”

The perfect example of how ransomware gangs are currently using “leak sites” and “double extortion” to put pressure on victims to pay is the case of the University of Utah.

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Source: ZDNet