US Cyber Command to focus on actions against ransomware gangs

The Head of US Cyber Command recently confirmed that his agency would be taking direct action against international ransomware gangs.

Indeed, General Paul M. Nakasone is working to curtail attacks on American companies and infrastructure, alongside the NSA, FBI, and other federal entities. The US Cyber Command will then focus on understanding the adversary and their insights better than before.

The authority has been trying to target ransomware threats from organized crime rings for the past few months, especially seeing how severely ransomware attacks could disrupt national and global infrastructure.

Cyber Command is then willing to take a hand in both punitive actions and restoration efforts. These are part of a larger effort from an executive order signed by the President in May. The legislation ordered a governmental shift to security practices such as a new Cybersecurity Safety Review Board.