Ransomware gangs continue to put pressure on victims

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Ransomware gang Hello Kitty uses other cyberattacks in addition to ransomware to force victims to pay. If affected companies do not pay quickly enough, further disruptions such as (DDoS) attacks will follow, according to the FBI.

The FBI reports that ransomware group Hello Kitty takes extra measures when its victims refuse to pay the ransom or do not comply with the demands of the gang at all.

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The cybercriminals put further pressure on the companies by, for example, carrying out Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks on the site or services of the affected companies that are still functional. In a DDoS attack, a server of a website or service is flooded with requests, after which it can no longer be reached.

In addition, the group not only threatens the disclosure of the stolen data. In some instances, they state that they will resell the sensitive data to interested brokers on the dark web. The cybersecurity industry has been bracing itself for this type of

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