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Cyber-sleuths: Ransomware used in New Orleans attack likely tied to organized crime

While New Orleans officials remain tight-lipped about a cyber-attack that has hobbled city government since Friday, cyber-sleuths have homed in on the likely weapon: Ryuk, a menacing breed of “ransomware” used to lock up computer data until the target pays in Bitcoin for the key to release it. Dir. of Cyber Operations, Dr. Wesley McGrew, spoke with NOLA.com about the threat actors likely behind Ryuk and the impact of ransomware on victimized organizations.  Read More.

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