What ransomware negotiations look like

Cybersecurity Dive

Samantha Schwartz

Fear can overwhelm the decision of whether to pay a ransom. But in negotiations, companies have to take a backseat.

Negotiating a ransom down to $0 is possible.

When COVID-19 began to put serious pressure on healthcare organizations, cybercriminals took advantage, especially ransomware gangs. But in at least one instance, a victim healthcare organization was able to level with their attackers.

"The threat actor basically said, 'Hey, we're actually really sorry about that. We're not trying to hit healthcare organizations, we're just going to give you a decrypter," said Drew Schmitt, principal threat intelligence analyst at...

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