Hi, I’ll be your ransomware negotiator today – but don’t tell the crooks that

The first rule of being a ransomware negotiator is that you don’t admit you’re a ransomware negotiator — at least not to LockBit or another cybercrime gang.  Instead, these negotiators portray themselves as simply company representatives, said Drew Schmitt, a professional ransomware negotiator and principal threat analyst at cybersecurity firm GuidePoint Security. “The biggest reason is because most ransomware groups specifically and explicitly say:

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