Ransomware Resources

Stop Ransomware
StopRansomware.gov is the U.S. Government's official one-stop location for resources to tackle ransomware more effectively.

National Cyber Security Alliance
The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) builds strong public/private partnerships to create and implement broad-reaching education and awareness efforts to empower users with the information they need to keep themselves, their organizations, their systems and their sensitive information safe and secure online and encourage a culture of cybersecurity.  

Financial Crimes Enforcement Network – U.S. Treasury
The mission of the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network is to safeguard the financial system from illicit use, combat money laundering and its related crimes including terrorism, and promote national security through the strategic use of financial authorities and the collection, analysis, and dissemination of financial intelligence.
FinCEN Releases Updated Advisory on Ransomware and the Use of the Financial System to Facilitate Ransom Payments (Nov. 8, 2021)
FinCEN Issues Report on Ransomware Trends in Bank Secrecy Act Between January 2021 and June 2021 (Oct. 15, 2021)

In the News:

Ransomware 101 (ALTA – Nov. 16, 2021)
Insurers Look to Curb Ransomware Exposure (Reuters – Jan. 22, 2020)

Rapid Response Plan (ALTA)

Prevention and Mitigation Advice and Tips

In the News

Series: Top 5 Cybersecurity Threats

Already Victimized?

The CFPB has provided the following instructions on what to do if you are the victim of wire fraud:
  • Contact your bank or the money transfer company immediately upon discovering that funds have been transferred to the wrong account. Ask the bank or money transfer company to attempt a wire recall.
  • Contact your local FBI and state Attorney General office.
  • File a complaint, regardless of the dollar amount, with the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center at http://www.ic3.gov. Part of the mission of ic3 is to provide the public with a reliable and convenient reporting mechanism to submit information to the FBI concerning suspected Internet-facilitated criminal activity. Information is analyzed and used for investigative and intelligence law enforcement purposes and for public awareness.
  • Report the phishing scam to the FTC.
The U.S. Department of Justice has a page on reporting computer hacking, fraud and other internet-related crime, which has additional resources on reporting computer hacking, password trafficking, Internet fraud and harassment and more.

The Texas Department of Public Safety Computer Information Technology and Electronic Crime (CITEC) Unit investigates non-traditional crimes where computer systems and the Internet are used to facilitate the crime or store evidence of a crime. The CITEC Unit also specializes in the forensic recovery of digital evidence from computer systems and electronic media encountered in these investigations. To request an investigation into the security compromise of a government, public service company, or business network computer system, contact the CITEC Unit supervisor at 512.424.2685.

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