12 July Interpol: immediate action required to avoid ‘ransomware pandemic’

Interpol’s Secretary General called for police agencies worldwide to form a global coalition with industry partners to prevent a potential ransomware pandemic. The Secretary General was speaking at Interpol’s High-Level Forum on Ransomware, during which the participants endorsed four recommendations to create such a coalition:

  • Prevent ransomware by raising awareness, partnerships and information sharing.
  • Aim for pre-exploit disruption of ransomware and its ecosystem through global law enforcement actions both reactively and proactively.
  • Provide in-event emergency support against ransomware attacks with the use of Interpol’s global network and capabilities. 
  • Ensure post-event support following ransomware attacks to increase resilience, agility and responsiveness.