Ransomware gang Doppelpaymer has been using a new tactic in order to put pressure on victims. Beginning in February of 2020, the gang started cold calling victims intimidating them to pay ransoms and, in some cases, even threatening violence. The threats of violence are unlikely to be carried out, although it is highly likely they will release any stolen data, should the ransom not be paid. Doppelpaymer is one of many ransomware gangs that operate leak sites where they publish stolen data from organizations that refuse to pay them. The FBI recommends that victims secure their networks to prevent intrusions in the first place, and in the case of an attack, recommended that victims notify authorities and do not pay the cyber-criminals.
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