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8875085260?profile=RESIZE_400xThe US Justice Department (DOJ) is creating a task force to tackle the growing threat of ransomware and related extortion schemes targeting school districts, hospitals and others, according to an internal department memo that began circulating the third week of April 2021.

The newly established Ransomware and Digital Extortion Task Force (RDE-TF) will include DOJ officials as well as representatives from the FBI and the Executive Office for US Attorneys.  The task force will target the "ransomwa

8685179675?profile=RESIZE_400xThe US Department of Justice (DOJ) continues to warn that cyber-criminals are impersonating state workforce agencies (SWAs) to steal Americans' personal data.  In a press release issued 5 March 2021, DOJ reported it had received reports that bad cyber actors are creating fake websites that mimic sites genuinely belonging to SWAs.  "The fake websites are designed to trick consumers into thinking they are applying for unemployment benefits and disclosing personally identifiable information and oth

8226972266?profile=RESIZE_400xDespite attempted to stop the criminal hacking group responsible for managing the Trickbot trojan, they continue malicious activities by introducing new versions that make this malware more difficult terminate.  Trickbot now can offer other malware with Access-as-a Service capabilities (AaaS).  Many cyber threat attacks start with a successful phishing campaign.  This allows for the Trickbot malware trojan to be used as a pathway for ransomware infections and Denial-of-Service Attacks (DDoS atta

8110479090?profile=RESIZE_400xUS authorities are sharing a quick reference on Ransomware.  "Ransomware is a type of malicious software cyber actors use to deny access to systems or data.  The malicious cyber actor holds systems or data hostage until the ransom is paid.  After the initial infection, the ransomware attempts to spread to shared storage drives and other accessible systems.  If the demands are not met, the system or encrypted data remains unavailable, or data may be deleted. L

Link to full report: Ransomware_Exec