FBI Updates Ransomware Guidance

FBI Updates Ransomware Guidance

A cybersecurity firm from New Zealand has declared in a new report the extent of Cyberattacks using ransomware in the United States. They say that in the first nine months of 2019 there have been “621 ransomware attacks on government entities, healthcare organizations, and educational institutions.”

This article in HIPAA Journal goes on to say that: “The recent attacks have prompted the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) to update its advice on ransomware….saying ‘The FBI understands that when businesses are faced with an inability to function, executives will evaluate all options to protect their shareholders, employees, and customers.’ In some cases, paying the ransom demand may be the best option.”

Read more about FBI’s Updated Ransomware Guidance at HIPAA Journal here.

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