The U.S. Department of Justice claimed that ransomware attacks are becoming more serious and more efficient than ever. Due to increasing security concerns, the DOJ decided to use anti-terrorism measures to stop ransomware attacks from breaching giant tech companies.
"It's a specialized process to ensure we track all ransomware cases regardless of where it may be referred in this country, so you can make the connections between actors and work your way up to disrupt the whole chain," said the U.S. DOJ's Associate Deputy Attorney General, John Carlin.
To help you further, here are the current plans of the U.S. Department of Justice to fight the rising ransomware attacks.
US DOJ To Focus On Ransomware Attacks Even More
Right now, many companies and businesses are falling victim to different ransomware attacks. These include the Colonial Pipeline, which seriously damaged fuel supply processes.
Aside from this company, another ransomware attack was able to steal sensitive data from D.C. Police Department.
According to Reuter's latest report, the U.S. Department of Justice said that the Colonial Pipeline attack is an example of how ransomware and digital extortion pose significant threats against the nation.
Because of this, the U.S. government agency said that the country needs to improve and enhance its internal tracking.
Doing this will allow them to make sure that necessary connections across national and global cases are conducted.
On the other hand, this safety measure will also ensure a comprehensive picture of the national and economic security threats, which the United States currently faces.
Who are Behind These Ransomware Attacks
ABC News reported that some security experts and researchers claimed that the latest hackers, who attacked the Colonial Pipeline and other giant companies, are possibly connected to Russia and Eastern Europe.
Right now, the U.S. cybersecurity community and government officials still include Russia as the major source when it comes to ransomware attacks. However, this is still under investigation.
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Written by: Griffin Davis