Ransomware attacks are currently causing extensive havoc worldwide, becoming one of the biggest cyber threats nowadays. More and more companies and organisations have been materially affected. According to a ransomware report, the average ransomware payment in 2021 Q1 was US$ 220,298, (HK$ 1.72 million), up 43% from 2020 Q4.

HKCERT published two security blogs last year on ransomware gangs using double extortion tactics to increase their chance of getting paid. As time passes, new extortion tactics have emerged with ransomware gangs opting to engage in multiple extortion in recent months.

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