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Ransomware attackers targeting larger groups

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A worrying trend which has seen companies as large as Tesla in the firing line is raising alarm bells for corporates. Hacking groups are now joining forces to take on larger corporates, using profit sharing arrangements, and creating playbooks or scripts to facilitate negotiation. Some attackers are even adopting a customer-friendly tone for negotiation. Approximately $1.4 billion was paid to ransomware attackers last year.