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US government warns of increased ransomware threats during Thanksgiving

The Thanksgiving holiday is an occasion for most people in the United States to enjoy time at home with family and friends. But it's also a prime opportunity for cybercriminals to attack, knowing that offices are closed and that security professionals are away from work. An alert issued Monday by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency and the FBI urged organizations to be on guard for ransomware attacks that take advantage of worker downtime during Thanksgiving.

Launching cyberattacks during a holiday or even a weekend is hardly a new strategy for criminals. For example, ransomware attacks have occurred in the past on Independence Day and Mother's Day weekends. But the surge in high-profile ransomware incidents raises more of a red flag than ever.

Citing recent history, CISA and the FBI caution that cybercriminals around the world are eager to disrupt the vital networks and systems of businesses and critical infrastructure. And what better time to strike than Thanksgiving, which is not just a day off for a lot of people but a symbolic event for many Americans?

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"Sorry we can't go after the cybercriminals, but we are too busy terrorizing parents who oppose CRT and gay porn in the schools!" -- FIB

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