US Military’s Hacking Unit to take on ransomware gangs

The Unit’s boss Gen. Paul Nakasone said that the US military computer operatives are ready to target ransomware gangs and state actors, whoever poses a threat to critical US infrastructure.

The US military’s hacking division called Cyber Command is taking aggressive steps to fight cybercrime gangs targeting American organizations with ransomware. According to the unit’s spokesperson, this decision resulted from the Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack in May.

The spokesperson didn’t mention what kind of actions the unit would take. Still, they did confirm that the target would be criminal gangs who tried to hijack US agencies and businesses’ computer systems, reports CNN.

Cyber Criminals and State Actors are the Targets

The head of Cyber Command and the National Security Agency director, Gen. Paul Nakasone, revealed that the US military computer operatives are ready to target criminal gangs and state actors, whoever poses a threat to critical US infrastructure.

Nakasone stated earlier that the US government has increased its fight against ransomware operators and is looking to cut off their funding sources as starters. In his recent interview with the New York Times, Nakasone reiterated the department’s pledge and claimed that cutting funding sources is an essential

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