FBI Warns of Ransomware Attacks as Ukraine Crisis Deepens
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Minutes after President Joe Biden announced new sanctions on Russian banks and elites, a senior FBI cyber official David Ring asked US businesses and local governments to be mindful of the potential for ransomware attacks as the crisis between the Kremlin and Ukraine deepens.
Even though U.S. officials say there are “no specific, credible threats,” Ring asked state and local officials and business executives to consider how ransomware attacks could disrupt the provision of critical services, the people on the call said. However, the phone call had been scheduled before it was clear that Biden would address Russia's latest moves in Ukraine on Tuesday. (Sean Lyngaas / CNN)
Related: IT World Canada
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