Cyber Wednesday Info Byte #14

Cyber criminals continue to profit from ransomware. The Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency has released a comprehensive guide of best practices to avoid becoming the next victim of an attack. These best practices are your first defense against this threat.

Malicious actors have adjusted their ransomware tactics over time to include pressuring victims for payment by threatening to release stolen data if they refuse to pay and publicly naming and shaming victims as secondary forms of extortion. The monetary value of ransom demands has also increased, with some demands exceeding US $1 million. — CISA Ransomware Guide

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