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Empty DDoS threats earn extortion group over US$100,000

Lucian Constantin | April 27, 2016
There's no evidence that companies that declined to pay extortion fees to the Armada Collective were attacked, researchers say.

Companies should be prepared to handle DDoS attacks, but giving into extortion is never recommended, because it encourages more cybercriminals to engage in this type of activity. And there's no guarantee that once you pay one group, another one won't come knocking.

 

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