Monday Brief for 7 June 2021 (w/Audio)

Tech Terms

Malware (mal·ware)software that is specifically designed to disrupt, damage, or gain unauthorized access to a computer system.

An Incremental Improvement on Ransomware

What’s New: The Department of Justice (DOJ) is organizing ransomware investigations like terrorism cases, according to an internal memo reviewed by Reuters.

Why This Matters: The use of terrorism protocols suggests the federal government is prioritizing ransomware attacks and is preparing a more coordinated and comprehensive response in the wake of the attacks on the Colonial oil pipeline and JBS SA’s beef plants.

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