Ransomware Impacts

AI and open-source intelligence can mitigate ransomware and cryptocurrency risks

SC Media, November 18, 2022

The Second International Counter Ransomware Initiative (CRI) Summit held recently at the White House turned the spotlight on the need to counter cybercriminal and other threat actors’ efforts to use the cryptocurrency ecosystem to garner payments and mask illicit activity.

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#StopRansomware: Hive Ransomware, CISA Alert (AA22-321A)

CISA, November 17, 2022

This joint Cybersecurity Advisory (CSA) is part of an ongoing #StopRansomware effort to publish advisories for network defenders that detail various ransomware variants and ransomware threat actors. These #StopRansomware advisories include recently and historically observed tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) and indicators of compromise (IOCs) to help organizations protect against ransomware.

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Ransomware: Federal Coordination and Assistance Challenges

U.S. Government Accountability Office, November 16, 2022

Ransomware is software that makes data and systems unusable unless ransom payments are made.

State, local, tribal, and territorial government organizations—including schools—have been targeted by ransomware. This can affect vital government operations and services. Ransomware attacks on schools can cause learning loss as well as monetary loss.

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