Ransomware extortion doesn’t end after paying up

A study carried out by cyber security specialist Venafi has confirmed existing fears that in most cases of paying the ransom, extortion simply continues.

Key findings include:

18% of victims who paid the ransom still had their data exposed on the dark web.
8% refused to pay the ransom, and the attackers tried to extort their customers.
35% of victims paid the ransom but were still unable to retrieve their data.
83% of all successful ransomware attacks featured double and triple extortion.
38% of ransomware attacks threatened to use stolen data to extort customers.
35% of ransomware attacks threatened to expose stolen data on the dark web.
32% of attacks threatened to directly inform the victim’s customers of the data breach incident.

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