Chris Wray FBI director

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The director of the FBI compared recent ransomware attacks in the US to the 9/11 terror attacks.

Christopher Wray told The Wall Street Journal after a number of high-profile ransomware attacks: “There are a lot of parallels, there’s a lot of importance, and a lot of focus by us on disruption and prevention.”

Recent attacks in the US have included one on the world’s largest meat processor and on the US’s largest refined products pipeline.

They resulted in higher gas prices and may result in meat shortages.

Wray also said that reports to the FBI and in the private sector show that ransomware attacks in the country have tripled over the last year.

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Source:: Businessinsider – Technology


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