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US Has Noticed Decrease in Ransomware Attacks, Hopes Trend Continues

© AP Photo / Pavel GolovkinAn employee of Global Cyber Security Company Group-IB develops a computer code in an office in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017. A new strain of malicious software has paralyzed computers at a Ukrainian airport, the Ukrainian capital's subway and at some independent Russian media. Moscow-based Global Cyber Security Company Group-IB said in a statement Wednesday the ransomware called BadRabbit also tried to penetrate the computers of major Russian banks but failed. None of the banks has reported any attacks.
An employee of Global Cyber Security Company Group-IB develops a computer code in an office in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017. A new strain of malicious software has paralyzed computers at a Ukrainian airport, the Ukrainian capital's subway and at some independent Russian media. Moscow-based Global Cyber Security Company Group-IB said in a statement Wednesday the ransomware called BadRabbit also tried to penetrate the computers of major Russian banks but failed. None of the banks has reported any attacks.  - Sputnik International, 1920, 02.09.2021
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WASHINGTON, (Sputnik) - The Biden administration has noticed a decrease in ransomware attacks and hopes to see this trend to continue, Deputy National Security Advisor for Cyber and Emerging Technology Anne Neuberger said on Thursday.
"We have noted the decrease in ransomware and we think it's an important step in reducing the risk to Americans. There could be a host of reasons for it. So we are noting that trend and we hope that that trend continues", Neuberger said during a press briefing.
 
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