Ransomware Awareness for Holidays and Weekends

CISA and the FBI have released an advisory warning of potential cyberattacks that may occur over the coming Labor Day weekend, noting that in recent years hackers have launched dozens of devastating attacks on long weekends.

They urged organizations to take steps to secure their systems, reduce their exposure and potentially “engage in preemptive threat hunting on their networks to search for signs of threat actors.”

Eric Goldstein, executive assistant director for Cybersecurity at CISA, said ransomware “continues to be a national security threat” but noted that the challenges presented by potential attacks are “not insurmountable.”

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Source: U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency