Exploring the Psychological Mechanisms used in Ransomware Splash Screens

SentinelOne recently released a report with De Montfort University

The report examines the differing levels of sophistication on the part of the attackers and trends and tactics use to commission a payment from organizations.

This report will highlight the common trends including:

  • Time criticality and deadline sensitivity
  • Consequences for not paying or missing the demand
  • The Customer Service Approach on how to pay the ransom
  • The use of a variety of imagery
  • Preferred mechanism for payment