Digital economy and society minister warns of ransomware

Digital Economy and Society (DES) Minister Buddhipongse Punnakanta on Sunday urged public organisations to prepare for coordinated ransomware attacks, following a recent attempt to extract 63 billion baht in ransom from Saraburi hospital. The minister said that since 2017, the Computer Emergency Response Team (ThaiCERT) under the DES Ministry has detected an increasing number of ransomware attacks, including WannaCry, GrabCrab Stop, PolyRansom/Virlock and Crysis/Dharma, among others. From January to November alone, Thailand saw 1,969 cyber attacks, which targeted agencies and organisations in …

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