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Ransomware Gangs Scavenge for Sensitive Data by Targeting Top Executives

The State of Security

In their attempt to extort as much money as quickly as possible out of companies, ransomware gangs know some effective techniques to get the full attention of a firm’s management team.

And one of them is to specifically target the sensitive information stored on the computers used by a company’s top executives, in the hope of finding valuable data that can best pressure bosses into approving the payment of a sizeable ransom.

Although the technique of prioritising the theft of data from managers’ PCs is not a new one, it has been highlighted by a report from ZDNet over the weekend.


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