It's hard bringing ransomware hackers to justice — here are 3 reasons why

Becker's Health IT

Hannah Mitchell

Ransomware hackers challenged what most Americans know about the criminal justice system. International borders, anonymous hackers and long extradition processes make the race to disrupting cybergangs challenging, according to a July 8 CNN report.

Hacker groups from Russia have been linked to the attacks on the Colonial Pipeline, Kesaya and JBS, while ransomware attacks on Microsoft and Pulse Secure have been linked to China. Bringing these hackers to justice involves a collaboration between local, federal and international authorities. The concerted effort isn't even guaranteed success, CNN reported.

Here are three reasons that capturing hackers is difficult:

Hacker identities are cloaked.
The hackers operate remotely, in...

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