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The latest ransomware threat: Doxware

Like ransomware, doxware encrypts files, but also involves purloining copies

 

By Rishi Bhargava, Co-founder and VP Marketing, Demisto

Network World | February 27, 2017

 

This vendor-written tech primer has been edited by Network World to eliminate product promotion, but readers should note it will likely favor the submitter’s approach.

 

As if ransomware wasn’t bad enough, there is a new twist called doxware.  The term “doxware” is a combination of doxing — posting hacked personal information online — and ransomware. Attackers notify victims that their sensitive, confidential or personal files will be released online. If contact lists are also stolen, the perpetrators may threaten to release information to the lists or send them links to the online content.

 

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