Why Ransomware Attacks Are on the Rise and How the U.S. Can Fight Them | WSJ

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Ransomware attacks are increasing in frequency, victim losses are skyrocketing, and hackers are shifting their targets. WSJ’s Dustin Volz explains why these attacks are on the rise and what the U.S. can do to fight them. Photo illustration: Laura Kammermann

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24 comments

VBS June 23, 2021 - 3:11 AM

That dishonest country is targeting QUAD countries.

Hans and Investments June 23, 2021 - 3:16 AM

Will never own nor support crypto.

Mohammad Jawad June 23, 2021 - 4:11 AM

@5:34 $BB Cylance shoutout

Frank Hellman June 23, 2021 - 4:29 AM

Not to worry, Joe gave Vladimir a list of businesses that he shouldn't attack. I'm sure he'll tell China the same. 🙄

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Everesting high June 23, 2021 - 5:11 AM

Putin exposed US Record of human rights violations in Afghanistan and Guantanamo Bay.
‘The most of the cyber-attacks that happen in the world come from the US, not from Russia.’

He pointed out the arrest on the attack on Capitol hill,
that they were expressing their personal point of view too but now they’re in prison.

What country was the one who PULLED OUT of five agreements, the Paris Accord, TPP, INF treaty, NAFTA and Iran deal?
Can any country withdraw from treaties any time they want if they’re as powerful as the US?

He said US has done everything that he has been accused of.

Everesting high June 23, 2021 - 5:12 AM

What country claims to have the best national security?
But playing the victim card from time to time and pulling the “Russia/China-bashing card” out of thin air, whenever it comes in handy.

This is how absurd the US position is.

But we’re expected to believe that they’re constantly living in fears being attacked or being taken advantage by other countries?
Their motto is " Bring me the person, I'll find you the crime."

David Boson June 23, 2021 - 5:48 AM

purchase shares in the military industrial complex, guaranteed wealth generation thanks to humans hating humans from other countries.

Bannned Frank June 23, 2021 - 5:51 AM

Try meet cytro44 on Instagram who got my files back using a key that scan and decrypt all the files on my pc..

David Boson June 23, 2021 - 5:53 AM

usa invaded afghanistan because the country allowed criminals to operate in their country, is it only little weak defenseless countries that should fear the usa>?

Emilia J. Hatch June 23, 2021 - 7:04 AM

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I quick-scoped JFK June 23, 2021 - 8:22 AM

My mom’s small business got hit with the ransomware attack for $20,000. She ended up switching out all of the four computers and losing all the info on them.

hoang thao truong nguyen June 23, 2021 - 9:32 AM

All most every country with the capabilities is conducting cyber espionage and the US is still holding the lead in attacking other countries on the cyber space so stop playing the victim card lol

Ryzen June 23, 2021 - 9:40 AM

Use norton or bitdefender stay updated. Be aware of how to use computer and understand network. Don’t just sit and committed to be remain dumb 🙄

Tech Hub June 23, 2021 - 10:03 AM

Plz make videos with the aspect ratio 20:9

Yashaswi Singh June 23, 2021 - 10:15 AM

Which OS is being targeted here?

Mid Nite MetaTalk June 23, 2021 - 10:36 AM

No one backs up data?

Rogue Khan June 23, 2021 - 10:38 AM

I am college student and lost all my data. Had to format my laptop.

zvcklandon June 23, 2021 - 11:12 AM

calls on CIBR

Volodymyr Shpikulov June 23, 2021 - 12:57 PM

Map is wrong. Crimea is Ukraine and not Russia. Please, correct.

FrankFit June 23, 2021 - 1:12 PM

This must count as "cyber terrorism" and the hackers should be employed in CIA to help counter the attacks…

Ansh Mehta June 23, 2021 - 3:27 PM

title:- How can US fight them? Simple get More cybersecurity analysts,engineers & architects.
not only US all the countries must show importance to cyber security, but seems like this domain is simply ignored by governments.

ali sardo June 23, 2021 - 5:48 PM

Ransomware/cyber attacks can undoubtedly inflict a significant damage to state institutions systems and cause tremendous losses at many levels ,it is also more prejudicial, dangerous than terrorism;except for this one global response was swift and prompted 😎

Rogder Jackson June 23, 2021 - 6:10 PM

Quick advice, for investors only

Most people think…. Investing in crypto is all about buying coins then leaving it to rise, 🙅 come on it takes much analysis to be a successful crypto trader……