Avaddon ransomware operators announced the launch of their data leak site where they will publish the data stolen from the victims who do not pay a ransom demand.
The first group to adopt this strategy was the Maze ransomware gang in December 2019, since then other crews adopted the same stratefy, including REvil, Nefilim, and Netwalker.
The threat of exposing the victim’s sensitive data is used by the gang to force them into paying a ransom.
Cybersecurity intelligence firm Kela was the first to report that the Avaddon ransomware operators have announced on a Russian-speaking hacker forum their new data leak site.
The hackers have already published on the leak site 3.5MB of documents stolen from a construction company.
Let’s wait for new entries on the leak site!
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(SecurityAffairs – hacking, Avaddon)