Hackers are using DDoS attacks to extort companies for ransom

Criminals are no longer limiting themselves to encrypting sensitive data before demanding a ransom from the victim. They have also started executing what’s known as Ransom Distributed Denial of Service attacks, or RDaaS, and it’s exactly as it sounds. In an attack of this kind, criminals threaten a company with a series of crippling DDoS attacks, unless payment is made …

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