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This new ransomware strain wants to get your insurance details so it can negotiate a bigger price

21
Feb
2023
This new ransomware strain wants to get your insurance details so it can negotiate a bigger price

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Operators of a new ransomware strain have been seen trying to encourage victims to pay the ransom demand by pitting them against their insurance companies.

The HardBit 2.0 variant has been seen carrying a few novel tricks up its sleeve, including a modified ransom note in which the attackers say that if their ransom demand is within the range covered by the insurance company, then that company is obliged to cover the costs of the cyberattack.

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