FBI Director Christopher Wray compared the latest spate of ransomware attacks against the US to 9/11
- The world’s largest meat processor and a major US gas pipeline recently suffered ransomware attacks.
- FBI Directory Wray said they have “parallels” to the 9/11 terror attacks.
- He also said reports show ransomware attacks in the US have tripled over the last year.
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The director of the FBI compared recent ransomware attacks in the US to the 9/11 terror attacks.
Christopher Wray told The Wall Street Journal after a number of high-profile ransomware attacks: “There are a lot of parallels, there’s a lot of importance, and a lot of focus by us on disruption and prevention.”
Wray also said that reports to the FBI and in the private sector show that ransomware attacks in the country have tripled over the last year.