Both are examples of how ransomware attacks are having an impact on services people use and rely on every day.
Ransomware attacks are a tricky problem to tackle of course - international in nature, with gangs often hiding in jurisdictions beyond the reach of law enforcement and mostly demanding hard-to-track cryptocurrency for payment. But hoping they will simply go away is not going to make it so - it's time for action. Law enforcement agencies have had some success against the gangs, but more is needed.
This is issue that is much bigger than tech and should be treated as such especially when gangs are willing to threaten the key services and institutions we rely on.
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