The FBI and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) have warned of a rise in holiday and weekend related ransomware attacks. The reason: They can catch businesses by surprise and cause major damage. holiday ransomware awareness report.
The report stated: “The FBI and CISA do not currently have any specific threat reporting indicating a cyberattack will occur over the upcoming Labor Day holiday. However, the FBI and CISA are sharing the below information to provide awareness to be especially diligent in your network defense practices in the run up to holidays and weekends, based on recent actor tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) and cyberattacks over holidays and weekends during the past few months,”“The FBI and CISA encourage all entities to examine their current cybersecurity posture and implement the recommended best practices and mitigations to manage the risk posed by all cyber threats, including ransomware.”