Ransomware actors use financial events to target companies

Ransomware actors are using expressive time-sensitive financial events such as mergers and acquisitions to target and leverage sufferer companies according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) late Private Industry Notification (PIN)

Before an attack redeemware actors investigation publicly useful information such as a sufferers stock valuation as well as material nonpublic information. If sufferers do not quickly pay a redeem redeemware actors threaten to publicly discover this information causing possible investor backlash.