REPORT: US sanctions make it difficult for companies to pay ransom for ransomware attacks

The following is an excerpt from Becker’s IT Healthcare.

Paying the ransom to hackers to resolve ransomware attacks has become more difficult as the U.S. continues to levy sanctions against Russia and Russian-associated entities, The Wall Street Journal reported April 28.

The lists of sanctioned entities are posing increasing risks to U.S. companies that want to pay to get their systems back online after an attack, according to experts, as ensuring that ransomware payments aren’t going to sanctioned Russian entities has gotten “much harder” recently.

The surge in ransomware attacks means that cybersecurity experts have had to do their best to ensure ransom payments aren’t going to blacklisted entities, but the work of staying up to date has become more intense. 

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  1. United States and Companies Free Huge Lean Manufacturing Idea recommendation! ( Note: If you don’t figure this out, Have the NSA explain why this idea is Better to you ! thus wiping the Milk off your chin ? ) Instead of all the Misery and downtime and countless paid Hours of Un-Hacking your systems ) Just Have One set of O.S. Software Computers > with all the Internet circuits pulled out with No way to connect to any internet or Bluetooth or Any other to Run your Main Business and or Government offices or Energy Companies systems off of !… Than on the other end of Your work area’s have a Few different Computers able to get on the internet, then if they get hacked with Malware or etc. it will no longer effect your main business or Files.. The Ultimate Perfect un-Hackable Fire Wall, ” Thanks Mr. Obvious ? .

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