The CEOs of Apple, Microsoft, and Amazon are planning to attend a cybersecurity event at the White House this week to speak with President Joe Biden about quickly growing ransomware assaults.
Also invited to the meeting are CEOs from Alphabet (Google’s dad or mum firm), IBM, Southern Co, and JPMorgan Chase, in accordance to a report at BloombergLaw.com.
Ransomware assaults have been turning into each extra frequent and extra harmful, together with attacks on Colonial Pipeline Co., which brought on the gasoline pipeline firm to shut down operations for a short while. Solar Winds, an IT infrastructure firm, was additionally notably attacked, and there was a basic enhance in cyber assaults. Just this week, Fox News reported that the US Department of Defense was attacked:
The State Department has been hit by a cyber assault, and notifications of a doable severe breach had been made by the Department of Defense Cyber Command.
— Jacqui Heinrich (@JacquiHeinrich) August 21, 2021
Microsoft has not been immune to having their software program used in cyber assaults, with vulnerabilities in its Exchange email server becoming the target of assaults on companies.