Tagged: ransomware

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Case studies on America’s Ransomware Attack Preparedness

Cybersecurity becomes increasingly challenging as criminal tactics evolve and adapt. American companies are at the forefront as they race to strengthen network security in response to cyber threats. In 2021 the United States experienced the most ransomware threats at 421.5 million— a sharp increase from 2020. To assist companies in...

New National Security Archive Briefing Book on Colonial Pipeline Ransomware Attack

Following the May 8, 2021 ransomware attack on Colonial Pipeline, National Security Archive has released a new briefing book This is Not a Drill: Ransoming American Security.  Attributed to the ransomware group DarkSide,  the attack which paralyzed Colonial Pipeline supplier of 45% of East Coast fuel, provides “a glimpse of the threat that ransomware and malicious cyber actors, even those...

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Combating Ransomware: Key Recommendations from the Ransomware Task Force

Ransomware, a cybercrime in which attackers remotely compromise computer systems until a ransom is given, is posing an increasing risk to national security. These attacks can potentially cripple critical government infrastructure, disrupt schools and businesses, shut down hospital systems and other institutions, withhold and/or expose private data, and are on...

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In Focus: Ransomware

New In Focus now available on Ransomware. From the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA): The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has observed an increase in ransomware attacks across the world: See CISA’s Awareness Briefings on Combating Ransomware, Joint Ransomware Statement, and CISA Insights – Ransomware Outbreak. Ransomware is a type of malicious software, or malware,...

2016 – The Year Ransomware Holds America Hostage

2016 – The year of Ransomware. The Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology (ICIT) released their report regarding the new hostage taking tactic for cyber-criminals. The new form of cyber-hostage-taking, “is less about technological sophistication and more about exploitation of the human element.” The origins of Ransomware stem from the 1989...