Ransomware gang threatens to leak data if victim contacts FBI, police

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The Ragnar Locker ransomware group is warning that they will leak stolen data from victims that contact law enforcement authorities, like the FBI.

Ragnar Locker has previously hit prominent companies with ransomware attacks, demanding millions of dollars in ransom payments.

Group will publish full data if victim contacts police, FBI

In an announcement published on Ragnar Locker’s darknet leak site this week, the group is threatening to publish full data of victims who seek the help of law enforcement and investigative agencies following a ransomware attack.

The threat also applies to victims contacting data recovery experts to attempt decryption and conduct the negotiation process.

In any such event, the group will publish the victim’s full data on their .onion site.

The ransomware operator states that victim organizations who hire “professional negotiators” are only making the recovery process worse. That’s because such negotiators are often working with data recovery companies affiliated with

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