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Homeland Security Issues Ransomware Alert for Networked Systems

Reading Time: < 1 minute  |  Published: April 13, 2016 in Industry News

The US Department of Homeland Security issued a ransomware alert through the US Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) to organizations that use networked systems, warning them of the potential dangers stemming from this type of malware.

In conjunction with the Canadian Cyber Incident Response Centre (CCIRC), DHS explained that the alert is designed “to provide further information on ransomware, specifically its main characteristics, its prevalence, variants that may be proliferating, and how users can prevent and mitigate against ransomware.”

 

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