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Heightened ransomware alert comes as ISAO group touts use of open-source threat detection

December 05, 2018 |
Rick Weber
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A recent alert by U.S. officials of a ransomware attack known as SamSam brings renewed attention to a threat that was responsible for city-wide outages last spring, and underscores the challenges for identifying and mitigating such threats, just as a national information sharing organization is touting widespread use of an open-source platform that simplifies such threat detections, according to sources and information about the threat-sharing system.

“The SamSam actors targeted multiple industries, including some within critical infrastructure. Victims were located...


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