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Biden White House lays out plan to tackle ransomware attacks


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Russia-based ransomware gang offline but cause not clear


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Biden White House under pressure to ramp up response to escalating ransomware attacks


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‘I feel good’: Biden sends message to Putin about US ability to retaliate for ransomware attacks


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Biden ‘reserves the right’ to act if Russia doesn’t stop ransomware attacks, White House says


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Biden under pressure to respond to Russian hackers’ claims of responsibility for ransomware attack


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Kaseya hackers demand $70 million in massive ransomware attack


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Windows 10 has built-in ransomware protection: how to use it


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US indicts Iranians over hospital ransomware attacks

US indicts Iranians over hospital ransomware attacksThe US Justice Department charged two Iranian hackers Wednesday with extorting at least $ 6 million from hospitals, city governments and public institutions in the US and Canada by remotely locking down their computer systems. The DOJ said Faramarz Shahi Savandi and Mohammad Mehdi Shah Mansouri deployed the SamSam Ransomware into the systems of more than 200 institutions, encrypting their operations to make them inaccessible until the owners paid ransoms by bitcoin. Victims included the city governments of Atlanta, Georgia and Newark, New Jersey, the University of Calgary in Canada, major US hospitals in Los Angeles and Kansas City, and Laboratory Corporation of America, or LabCorp, one of the world’s largest medical testing businesses.



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U.S. indicts Iranian hackers responsible for deploying 'SamSam' ransomware

U.S. indicts Iranian hackers responsible for deploying 'SamSam' ransomwareThe United States on Wednesday indicted two Iranians for launching a major cyber attack using ransomware known as “SamSam” and sanctioned two others for helping exchange the ransom payments from Bitcoin digital currency into rials. The 34-month long hacking scheme wreaked havoc on hospitals, schools, companies and government agencies, including the cities of Atlanta, Georgia, and Newark, New Jersey, causing over $ 30 million in losses to victims and allowing the alleged hackers to collect over $ 6 million in ransom payments. The deployment of the SamSam ransomware represented some of the highest profile cyber attacks on U.S. soil, including one in 2016 that forced Hollywood Presbyterian Hospital in Los Angeles to turn away patients and one last year that shut down Atlanta courts and much of its city government.



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