Beware of Ransom-Driven DDoS Attacks

Ransomware isn’t the only cyberextortion threat that businesses need to protect against. Some cyberthieves also demand that businesses pay a ransom or else face a distributed denial of service attack.

A few months ago, Chris Parker, founder of WhatIsMyIPAddress.com, received an email that threatened to launch a DDoS attack on his website unless he gave the cybercriminals $10,000 in bitcoin.

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