The Data Security Council of India has issued an advisory about newly discovered ransomware Alkhal, which uses a strong encryption tool and has no known decryptor to recover lost data. The ransomware was likely discovered on Oct. 1 by security firms Malwarebytes and Cyclonis.
New Bill Would Require Ransom Disclosure Within 48 Hours
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U.S. lawmakers have introduced legislation that would require the reporting of ransom payments within 48 hours of the transaction. The bill would also require DHS to create a voluntary website to log ransom payments and task the department with studying ransomware and cryptocurrencies.