Ransomware is a global problem and getting worse, says US

The White House has brought together dozens of nations as well as representatives from big tech companies for a two-day summit aimed at figuring out how to tackle the global ransomware problem.

“When you look at government networks, as we know — Costa Rica; Montenegro; Bank of Zambia; the city of Palermo, Italy, — this is really a global problem. So, we’re seeing the pace and the sophistication of the ransomware attacks increasing faster than our resilience and disruption efforts,” said a senior administration official said, noting there have been a wide range of attacks against the healthcare sector from the Irish National Health Service through to hospitals in US.

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Source: ZDNet