Ransomware attackers are now using triple extortion tactics
Cybercriminals who specialize in ransomware have already been using double extortion tactics in which they not only decrypt stolen data but also threaten to leak it publicly unless the ransom is paid.
Now, some attackers have progressed to a triple extortion tactic with the intent of squeezing out even more money from their malicious activities. In this scenario, the criminals send ransom demands not only to the attacked organization but to any customers, users or other third parties that would be hurt by the leaked data.
Source: Ransomware attackers are now using triple extortion tactics – TechRepublic