'The morally questionable tactic'? Just 'questionable'? How low is that bar these days? I mean, there's a place for subtle understatement, but that's just obfuscation at that point.
A newly emerged ransomware gang claims to have successfully gained access to the systems of a US plastic surgeon's clinic, leaking patients' pre-operation pictures in an attempt to hurry a ransom payment. The group, calling itself Hunters International, has claimed attacks on only two victims so far, with the first – a UK …
Even though journalistic standards and basic decency might prevent the author from calling these types of what they really are, exposing the most vulnerable members of society as a means of increasing pressure on the actual victims of your extortion deserves some stronger words than "questionalble".