Why Do Ransomware Victims Pay for Data Deletion Guarantees?
Data Breach Today
JANUARY 2, 2023
Paying for Promises That Can't Be Audited Paints a Repeat-Attack Target on Victims Many ransomware-wielding attackers are expert at preying on their victims' compulsion to clean up the mess. Witness victims' continuing willingness to pay a ransom - separate to a decryptor - in return from a promise from extortionists that they will delete stolen data.