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FBI Seeks Extra Funds to Fight Ransomware, Other Threats

Healthcare Info Security

Scott Ferguson

The FBI is requesting $40 million in additional funding for its fiscal 2022 budget to help combat and counter ransomware attacks and other cyberthreats, Director Christopher Wray told a U.S. Senate subcommittee this week.

In testimony Wednesday at a hearing of the Senate Appropriations Committee's Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Subcommittee, Wray said the FBI needs the extra funds to address cybercrime, ransomware and various other threats. The FBI is also requesting another $15 million to...

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