Everyone Has It Wrong. It Is Not Double Extortion, It Is Quintuple Extortion!
I keep seeing a new ransomware term, “double extortion” being discussed. It is the hot, new buzzword surrounding ransomware. This term attempts to summarize how ransomware is no longer just encrypting data and how ransomware gangs are more commonly using data exfiltration and the threat of releasing that data to hackers or the public to get paid. An example of a common use for this term is, “A good backup will no longer save you because of double extortion!”