Keep in mind that hackers are usually liars

If your business or organization is extorted by a ransomware attack, the hackers will threaten to release “sensitive information” they obtain from your network. In most cases, however, hackers are actually lying — they don’t have any sensitive information at all. Keep this in mind before your company agrees to payment. Not only can you squash a would-be attack, you may save your organization millions of dollars in ransom pay.