FBI And CISA Warn That Cybercriminals Don't Take Holidays
Security Boulevard, September 2nd, 2021
September 12, 2021,
Volume 282, Issue 2

The FBI and CISA (the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency) have jointly issued an advisory to organisations, warning about an increase in the number of attacks coinciding with weekends and holidays.

Graham Cluley wrote in Security Boulevard "With the Labor Day weekend rapidly approaching, the agencies have reminded businesses to be especially vigilant, remain diligent about their network defences, and 'engage in preemptive threat hunting on their networks to search for signs of threat actors.'

To underline their point, the FBI and CISA have warned that they have noted a trend for ransomware and other cyber attacks to occur at times when offices are normally closed. To underline the seriousness of the issue, the agencies have detailed three major ransomware attacks in recent months that coincided with holiday weekends, causing significant disruption:..."

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