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Ransomware data leaks strike 1,000 companies in 2020

Nikkei survey shows new cyberthreat puts sensitive data from Capcom to LG online

In the new types of ransom attack, criminals first steal the data and then threaten to leak.

TOKYO -- More than 1,000 companies worldwide fell victim to an emerging type of ransomware attack during the first 10 months of 2020, in which hackers not only lock users out of their computers but also threaten to leak files unless a ransom is paid.

Nikkei, in cooperation with cybersecurity company Trend Micro, tallied the number of businesses that had information leaked on the dark web.

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