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US, Canada Issue Rare Joint Alert on Ransomware

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Samburaj Das

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Samburaj is the contributing editor at Hacked and keeps tabs on science, technology and cyber security.


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US, Canada Issue Rare Joint Alert on Ransomware

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In a rare instance that underlines the rising threat and menace caused by ransomware, the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has collaborated with the Canadian Cyber Incident Response Centre (CCIRC) to release an alert on ransomware. The United States and Canada have released a joint cyber alert to warn citizens against cyber extortionists who engage in criminal activity through ransomware. The menace is a strain of malware that typically encrypts a target’s computer data, rendering it inaccessible. The only way to retrieve or reclaim the data is by paying a ransom, typically in an electronic currency like Bitcoin….

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Samburaj Das

Samburaj Das

Samburaj is the contributing editor at Hacked and keeps tabs on science, technology and cyber security.

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