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Ransomware attackers are making threatening phone calls to their victims, warns FBI

18
Dec
2020
Ransomware attackers are making threatening phone calls to their victims, warns FBI

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It’s scary to receive a ransom demand from a cybercriminal, but I would argue it’s even more frightening to receive a threatening phone call from your attackers if you refuse to pay.

As ZDNet reports, the FBI has sent out a PIN (Private Industry Notification) alert to private sector companies warning them that not only are hackers using the DoppelPaymer ransomware in an attempt to extort money from affected organisations, but that they are also making follow-up phone calls to apply further pressure for victims to pay up.

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