International Counter Ransomware Task Force kicks off


An international counter-ransomware task force first announced at a White House event in November officially commenced operations on Monday, according to the Australian government which is the inaugural chair of the group.

The International Counter Ransomware Task Force’s (ICRTF) operations are intended to drive collaboration among a coalition of 36 member states and the European Union to counter the spread and impact of ransomware which, despite typically being a criminal rather than state-based activity, has become a significant national security threat in recent years.

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