Ransomware persists even as high-profile attacks have slowed
December 19, 2021
WASHINGTON (AP) — In the months since President Joe Biden warned Russia's Vladimir Putin that he needed to crack down on ransomware gangs in his country, there hasn't been a massive attack like the one last May that resulted in gasoline shortages. But that's small comfort to Ken Trzaska.
Trzaska is president of Lewis & Clark Community College, a small Illinois school that canceled classes for days after a ransomware attack last month that knocked critical computer systems offline.
"That first day," Trzaska said, "I think all of us were probably up 20-plus hours, just moving through the pr...