Hackers are seeing a decline in the ransomware payments they can extract from companies, as businesses take more precautions and authorities roll out new tactics. But is this a sign the tables have really turned on cyber criminals or are they regrouping with new business models?
WSJ reporter Robert McMillan joins host Zoe Thomas to discuss.
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0:00 Ransomware payments fell sharply last year
0:58 How far down are ransomware payments and are they happening less?
2:08 What has law enforcement said about the changes in cyberattacks?
3:13 What do high profile charges and arrests mean for the ransomware groups?
4:18 Are these ransomware groups changing their business models?
5:27 Have the tables really turned on ransomware attacks?
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No mention of double extortion here. Meaning in addition to encrypting the files, the attackers also steal them and threaten to release them unless the ransom is paid
They will come up with something new – yust wait.
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I wonder if the downtick in payouts is related to geopolitical events in Russia. You can’t make trouble on the internet if you’re dodging GMLRS in a frozen trench.
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