The FBI yesterday issued a new public service announcement regarding the ongoing ransomware epidemic, emphasizing that attacks are becoming more targeted since early 2018, with losses increasingly significantly in that time.

The alert is intended to update and supplement a previous ransomware warning that the FBI issued back in September 2016, and specifically identifies state and local governments, health care providers, industrial companies and the transportation sector as key targets.

The new PSA also lists common infection vectors; namely, email phishing campaigns, Remote Desktop Protocol vulnerabilities and software vulnerabilities.

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