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The FBI issued a Public Service Announcement on September 15, 2016, urging victims to report ransomware incidents to federal law enforcement to “help us gain a more comprehensive view of the current threat and its impact on U.S. victims.”
Ransomware is a type of malware installed on a computer or server that encrypts the files, making them inaccessible until a specified ransom is paid. It is an increasingly common and insidious cybercrime.
The FBI recommends computer users, including IT staff, implement specific prevention and continuity measures to reduce the risk of a successful ransomware attack. Security measures, and details for reporting ransomware incidents, are provided in the attached PDF.