CISA and FBI: Be 'Vigilant' About Possible Ransomware Attacks Over Labor Day Weekend

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Kelly Jackson Higgins

By now, most organizations are well aware that cybercriminals and nation-state hackers up their game over the holidays rather than take a break. That trend spiked this year as ransomware gangs waged attacks over Mother's Day, Memorial Day, and Independence Day US holiday weekends.

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the FBI today issued a security advisory for US government and private sector organizations about the risk of ransomware and other attacks over the upcoming Labor Day weekend. The agencies said the alert is based on the pattern of previous holiday-weekend ransomware campaigns and is not in response to any specific intelligence on an upcoming threat.

The CISA-FBI advisory recommends...

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