In an attempt to make victims pay, ransomware gangs have begun going public with the sensitive information they steal. The move to publicly shame victims into paying to regain control of their systems and data is a response to the downward trend in ransomware payments being made to hackers. In the past, ransomware attackers were more likely to negotiate privately with victims.
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