Expert Insight On DoppelPaymer Ransomware Launches Site To Post Victim’s Data

By   ISBuzz Team
Writer , Information Security Buzz | Feb 25, 2020 11:06 pm PST

In response to recent Bleeping Computer reports that the operators of the DoppelPaymer Ransomware have launched a site that will be used to extort victims who do not pay a ransom and publish any files that were stolen before computers were encrypted, cybersecurity expert offers perspective.

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Erich Kron
Erich Kron , Security Awareness Advocate
February 26, 2020 7:08 am

This is another example of how much ransomware has changed as a threat. No longer does having a good backup protect organizations from these attacks, the issue of data leakage and a subsequent breach, in addition to the denial of service caused by ransomware. This new factor has really changed how organizations need to protect themselves against these threats.

In the past, simply being able to restore the data was the method of recovery, however prudent organizations have now realized that prevention has taken first place in the defense against these new types of ransomware.

As most ransomware is spread through phishing attacks, it is absolutely critical that organizations train their users to be able to spot and report these types of attacks quickly.

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