Making mistakes is a core of the human experience – it is how we learn and grow. In Cyber Security, human mistakes are often overlooked. In a security context, human error means unintentional actions – or lack of action – by employees and users that cause, spread or allow a security breach to take place. The weakest link is non-IT personnel as their actions might become an attack vector for the attacker.
Ransomware groups are now using DDoS attacks as a negotiation tactic to increase pressure on victims who do not cooperate in paying the ransom. This "Triple Extortion" strategy has recently been used by ransomware operators SunCrypt, RagnarLocker, and Avaddon.