Technology Cybercriminals targeting employees' wage and tax data, says Verizon Updated : April 10, 2018 12:40 PM IST According to Verizon's 2018 Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR), ransomware attacks have doubled since 2017. Pretexting is defined as the practice of presenting oneself as someone else in order to obtain private information. The ransomware attacks are moving into critical systems which encrypt file servers or databases, inflicting more damage and commanding bigger ransom requests. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.