December 2016

House Dem calls for Oversight hearings on ransomware

Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) on Wednesday urged the House Oversight Committee to hold a hearing on the threat of so-called ransomware, a kind of computer virus that holds computers hostage until the user pays a ransom.

Lieu wrote that a "hearing is needed to shed light on the growing threat of ransomware, outline best practices to mitigate it, and identify the most critical areas for improvement in both the public and private sectors."