U.S. Cyber Czar: Too soon to tell if Russia ransomware has stopped

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A top U.S. cybersecurity official said on Thursday that it was too soon to tell whether Russian ransomware gangs have let up their assault on U.S. targets.

“We have… seen that those attacks have fallen off. We’ve seen that those kinds of syndicates had, to some degree, deconstructed,” National Cyber Director Chris Inglis said during a panel discussion at the Ronald Reagan Institute in Washington, DC. “But I think it’s a fair bet that they have self-deconstructed, essentially gone cold and quiet, to see whether the storm will blow over and whether they can then come back.”

“I think it’s too soon to say that we’re out of the woods,” he added.

Inglis’ comments come days after the notorious digital group called “REvil” — which is widely believed to operate out of Russia and was responsible for the ransomware attack on meat processor JBS — reappeared online, months after it

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