Ransomware gangs get more aggressive against law enforcement

“If they’re willing to attack Police departments, you can be sure that these hackers are not afraid to hold almost any organization hostage for ransom payments!”

Glenn Baruck, DigiTek

Ransomware attacks continue to proliferate the digital landscape in 2021, with experts predicting no end in sight to this growing trend. One of the more shocking realities is that these cyber criminals seem to be unintimidated, even targeting Police departments large and small! Recently, these hackers have become even more aggressive, threatening to and leaking confidential information, including informants’ identities, unless an unspecified ransom was paid. This article By Alan Suderman for APnews.com provides a look into recent attacks and the expanded information collected by Police departments at risk of being exposed.   

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