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FBI Releases Flash Alert on Netwalker Ransomware

The State of Security

The Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) released a flash alert in which it warned organizations about the dangers of Netwalker ransomware.

On July 28, the FBI revealed in Flash Alert MI-000130-MW that it had received notifications of attacks involving Netwalker against U.S. and foreign government organizations along with entities operating in the healthcare and education sectors.

Back in March 2020, for instance, news emerged of a Netwalker ransomware attack that helped to bring down the website for a public health department in Illinois. It was several months later when an assisted living services provider in Maryland revealed a data security incident in which attackers had used the ransomware to encrypt some of its information.


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