FBI says it is aware of incidents where the DoppelPaymer ransomware gang is cold-calling companies to intimidate and force victims into paying ransom demands.
In a PIN (private industry notification) alert, the FBI said the incidents have been happening since February 2020. According to the FBI, “Doppelpaymer is one of the first ransomware variants where actors have called the victims to entice payments.”
“As of February 2020, in multiple instances, DoppelPaymer actors had followed ransomware infections with calls to the victims to extort payments through intimidation or threatening to release exfiltrated data,” it added.
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