The great ransomware pivot: data exfiltration used to ‘encourage’ ransom payment

The BitPyLock ransomware threat is fairly new, but it’s already pivoted in terms of both the target and attack methodology

Individual computers have been kicked to the virtual kerb, with networks replacing them in the attack cross hairs. But that’s not all: BitPyLock threat actors are now exfiltrating data before the ransomware encryption begins.

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