New US Justice Department team aims to disrupt ransomware operations


The US Department of Justice (DoJ) is forming a new task force to deal with the “root causes” of ransomware.

In an internal memo, the DoJ outlines the creation of a new initiative that will bring together current efforts in federal government to “pursue and disrupt” ransomware operations.

As noted by CNN, this could include the takedown of command-and-control (C2) servers used to manage ransomware campaigns, as well as the legal seizure of “ill-gotten gains” generated by such schemes.

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Source: ZDNet