The Department of Justice details the launch of a national program in an internal memo that would tie together existing federal attempts to “pursue and interrupt” ransomware operations.
This may include the shutdown of command-and-control (C2) servers used to run ransomware operations, as well as the legitimate seizure of “ill-gotten profits” made by such schemes, according to CNN.
Petya, Locky, Maze, and CryptoLocker are some of the most popular ransomware strains. These types of ransomware encrypt drives on compromised computers, in which the operators demand a ransom payment in exchange for the decryption key.
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