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Some ransomware gangs are going after top pros to power companies into paying

Some ransomware gangs are going after top pros to power companies into paying

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Getty Pictures/iStockphoto A new vogue is rising among ransomware groups the place they prioritize stealing files from workstations used by top executives and managers in repeat to form "juicy" files that they are able to later use to power and extort an organization's top brass into approving spacious ransom payouts. ZDNet first realized of this new tactic earlier this week for the length of a phone name with an organization that paid a multi-million greenback ransom to the Clop ransomware gang.Connected calls with different Clop victims and e-mail interviews with cybersecurity companies later confirmed tha...