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Top Cybersecurity Official Has a Warning About Ransomware Attacks

Posted on AllSides June 3rd, 2021
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cybersecurity, cyberattacks

A top cybersecurity official said Wednesday that ransomware attacks against critical industries in the U.S., such as those against Colonial Pipeline and JBS, have become “more brazen” and warned they are likely to continue.

Chris Butera, head of Threat Hunting for the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, said during a virtual summit on Wednesday that ransomware actors have “started to exfiltrate data and try to extort payments.”

“I do think we will continue to see that happen," Butera added. 

Earlier this week a ransomware attack by Russian actors targeted the...

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