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FBI warns of Conti ransomware after 400 attacks: 5 things to know

Becker's Health IT

Hannah Mitchell

The FBI and Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency are warning of the increased use of Conti ransomware after more than 400 attacks on American and international organizations were reported, the organizations said Sept. 22.

Five things to know:

1. During most Conti ransomware attacks, hackers steal files, encrypt servers and demand a ransom payment, according to a news release. Conti actors usually gain access to the network through spear phishing campaigns, stolen desktop credentials, phone calls and fake software promoted on search engines.

2. CISA and the FBI examined...

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