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Critical services across the U.S. targeted by new ransomware wave

December 4, 2023
Summary
2023 ransomware attacks increase impacting critical infrastructure despite US government efforts. Hackers disrupt services at schools, hospitals, financial institutions. North Texas Municipal Water District, Fidelity National Financial hit by ransomware. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency warns of continued Citrix product vulnerability exploitation. Recorded Future reports 317 healthcare and 243 school attacks in 2023, surpassing previous year. Federal government investment in ransomware containment expected to take years to yield results. Slow adoption of cybersecurity tools by affected organizations despite free programs. Progress includes international law enforcement arrests and establishment of new cybersecurity positions. Maintaining cyber hygiene by implementing multi-factor authentication, strong passwords among recommended actions.
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