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U.S. Agencies Publish Ransomware Factsheet

February 9, 2021

The factsheet has been developed by an interagency group of experts in ransomware, from more than 15 government agencies, and is meant to help increase awareness on the threat that ransomware poses to critical infrastructure.

The two-page document explains that, in addition to encrypting the data on victim systems to make it unusable, ransomware operators might also pressure victims into paying the ransom by threatening to destroy the data or release it to the public.

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