New Ransomware Tactic Called “Double Extortion” Discovered (Make Tech Easier)

Make Tech Easier: New Ransomware Tactic Called “Double Extortion” Discovered . “As you may guess from the name, “double extortion” works by attacking the business twice over. It still uses a database-encryption attack to extort money, but it adds an extra initial attack to ensure a backup doesn’t render the attack useless. First, before the malware developer attacks with ransomware, they breach in the company’s database. They extract as much data as they can and store it on their servers. After that, they conduct the ransomware attack as normal.”