Security Alerts & News
by Tymoteusz A. Góral

#693 FBI reaffirms stance not to pay ransomware attackers
The FBI has issued a warning to businesses about the relentless wave of ransomware. The bulletin includes preventative tips, and an affirmation of the bureau’s stance that companies affected by cryptoransomware attacks in particular should not succumb to temptation and pay their attackers off.

The warning comes at the same time as a Michigan utility continues to recover from an attack disclosed one week ago. Lansing Board of Water and Light posted a statement on its Facebook page this afternoon that it continues to investigate the attack, and that it has hired an incident response firm to handle recovery of its IT systems.
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#693 FBI reaffirms stance not to pay ransomware attackers
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