Combat Ransomware Attacks
Eun Young Choi
National Cryptocurrency Enforcement Team
Ransomware attacks cause financial losses and other harms to targeted governments, critical infrastructure, and industries. By September 30, 2023, the Department will enhance its efforts to combat ransomware attacks by: (1) increasing the percentage of reported ransomware incidents from which cases are opened, added to existing cases, or resolved or investigative actions are conducted within 72 hours to 65%; and (2) increasing the number of ransomware matters in which seizures or forfeitures are occurring by 10%.