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More than 248,000 files leaked on the dark web in LAUSD ransomware case

By Steve Zurier for SC Media
Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Ilia Kolochenko, founder of ImmuniWeb, and a member of Europol Data Protection Experts Network, added that we should expect a further surge of ransomware campaigns that are relatively simple to run, are hardly investigable by law enforcement agencies, and bring huge profits, being a perfect “business” compared with other cyberattacks.

“With the new extortion tactics, not just the breached companies are blackmailed — but all the individuals whose contact details are available within the stolen data,” Kolochenko said. “So, if your personal data is stolen, you can pay hundreds of dollars to prevent its publication if the breached company eventually refuses to pay the ransom. Sadly, victims are oftentimes under-compensated.” Read Full Article

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