US calls ransomware summit, but without Russia

The United States has invited 30 countries to join talks to boost the international fight against ransomware. – EPA pic, October 13, 2021.

WASHINGTON has called about 30 nations together today and tomorrow to boost the international fight against ransomware, said a senior White House official, noting that Russia was not invited.

The United States (US) has been hit, especially in the first half of this year, by a series of ransomware attacks that have seen cyber-extortionists seize data or networks in exchange for cryptocurrency payments.

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