In the US, ransomware attacks are equated with terrorism

In the US, ransomware attacks are equated with terrorism

The US Department of Justice believes that ransomware attacks should have the same priority as terrorist acts. The information leading to the discovery of ransomware attacks is considered to be of the highest value in the United States.

In the United States, there was recently a large-scale ransomware attack on the Colonial Pipeline, which had very big impact on East Coast energy autonomy, which was enough for the US authorities to emphasize ransomware. However, ransomware has been on the rise in recent months, so it makes sense to upgrade as a threat from US services.

It is worth noting that in the US a special task force has been set up in Washington that deals exclusively with the part of the fight against ransomware. The recent attack on the Colonial Pipeline has acted as a catalyst for developments in this area, and many expect to see developments specifically in how similar ransomware attacks should be handled in the future.

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