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DOJ will elevate ransomware probes to terrorism-level priority

Healthcare IT News

Kat Jercich

Amid an ongoing series of expensive and disruptive attacks on U.S. health systems, energy infrastructure and food suppliers, the U.S. Department of Justice says it will elevate its ransomware investigations to a priority level similar to that of terrorism.

As Reuters' Christopher Bing reported this week, the agency sent internal guidance to U.S. attorney's offices around the country directing staff to centrally coordinate ransomware investigations in the field with a Washington task force.

"To ensure we can make necessary connections across national and...

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