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Ransomware gangs are now cold-calling victims if they restore from backups without paying – ZDNet

Tactic used since August by ransomware gangs like Sekhmet, Maze, Conti, and Ryuk.



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In attempts to put pressure on victims, some ransomware gangs are now cold-calling victims on their phones if they suspect that a hacked company might try to restore from backups and avoid paying ransom demands.
“We’ve seen this trend since at least August-September,” Evgueni Erchov, Director of IR & Cyber Threat Intelligence at Arete Incident Response, told ZDNet on Friday.
Ransomware groups that have been seen calling victims in the past include Sekhmet (now defunct), Maze (now…

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