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Even if you Grief off, you could face serious penalties.
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Attackers will also occasionally abandon an extortion attempt if the incident is drawing too much attention from law enforcement.
And as these efforts ramp up, they're shaping the approaches of ransomware actors and victims alike.
She previously worked as a technology reporter at Slate magazine and was the staff writer for Future Tense, a publication and project of Slate, the New America Foundation, and Arizona State University.
More interesting, perhaps, is Grief itself, which most researchers agree is just one of many fronts for Evil Corp.
Brett Callow, a threat analyst at antivirus company Emsisoft, cautions against reading too much into that development.