In their attempt to extort as much money as quickly as possible out of companies, ransomware gang know some effective techniques to get the full attention of a firm’s management team.

And one of them is to specifically target the sensitive information stored on the computers used by a company’s top executives, in the hope of finding valuable data that can best pressure bosses into approving the payment of a sizeable ransom.

Read more in my article on the Tripwire State of Security blog.