Welcome to the era of Ransomware 2.0

Ransomware has “mutated” into something “even more damaging” and an “even bigger threat”, according to cybersecurity training platform KnowBe4. The company claims that this new and evolved ransomware, which it dubs “Ransomware 2.0” works in such a way that even backup copies of most important files won’t be able to save an infected organisation.

The “new normal”, KnowBe4 says, is that hackers no longer just encrypt data and ask for ransom, they also threaten to release the data onto the internet and demand money in order not to do so.

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