Justice Department Reviews Efforts Against Foreign Cyber Threats; Lisa Monaco Quoted

Justice Department Reviews Efforts Against Foreign Cyber Threats; Lisa Monaco Quoted
Lisa Monaco Deputy Attorney General DOJ

The Department of Justice (DOJ) has begun to assess its efforts to address cyber threats coming from foreign entities potentially involved in supply chain disruption and ransomware cases, CyberScoop reported Friday.

The review, which is set to run for four months, will tackle the ransomware cryptocurrencies employed by enemy nations and criminal organizations. Ransomware uses encryption to block a victim from accessing files unless a demanded amount of money is paid.

Lisa Monaco, the deputy attorney general, said at the Munich Cybersecurity Conference that the government has to work with the private sector and other partners to cope up with challenges brought by malicious actors.

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