30+ countries pledge to end ransomware: 5 key takeaways

Becker's Health IT

Hannah Mitchell

Representatives from more than 30 countries met Oct. 13 and Oct. 14 to coordinate their response to ransomware, which has been devastating to hospitals as they simultaneously battle the COVID-19 pandemic.

Five takeaways:

1. Nations pledged to promote sharing information on attacks among victims, law enforcement and cyber response teams, according to an Oct. 14 news release.

2. The pledge includes lessons learned and best practices for the development of policies, such as addressing ransom payments.

3. To disrupt...

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