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11072880466?profile=RESIZE_400xThe US government and several other countries have been grappling with a key question over the last year: Should ransomware payments be banned, with select waivers available for special situations?

Speaking at a Ransomware Task Force event on Friday, White House Deputy National Security Adviser Anne Neuberger said ransomware payment bans have been a topic of discussion among members of the Counter Ransomware Initiative, which she said has evolved rapidly since it was created in 2021.

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10533083083?profile=RESIZE_400xCosta Rica is still reeling from the ransomware attacks deployed by the Conti group, and now the Hive ransomware group has joined in.  According to Bleeping Computer, the Hive ransomware group is behind the attack beginning 31 March 2022 targeting Costa Rica’s public health service.  

The Costa Rican government agency has publicly stated that an attack took place early Tuesday morning.  The targeted government entities included the Costa Rican Social Security Fund (CCSS).  The government also st

10527909680?profile=RESIZE_400xThe Conti Ransomware group has been in and out of the news for the majority of 2022.  Beginning the year with an attack on Kenyon Produce (KP) Snacks and conducting business as usual.  When the conflict between Russia and Ukraine boiled over, the group again made headlines for taking the side of Russia.  This led to widespread dissemination of the group's internal chat messages and eventually leaks of the ransomware source code.   

The group remains in the spotlight with news of an ongoing confl