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The United States Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has issued an advisory warning against making ransomware payments related to cyberattacks. The OFAC warning, issued on October 1, 2020, notes that demands for ransomware payments has increased during the COVID-19 pandemic, and makes clear that such payments are a threat to national security.

The OFAC warning is not limited to victims of the attack, but is directed at any company who facilitates ransomware payments to cyber actors on behalf of the victims. …


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In August of 2014 Microsoft began work on Project Natick, a research initiative focused on building and deploying underwater datacenters. Now, a datacenter that’s been 117 feet under the ocean’s surface for two years is providing a first look at what the future of offshore datacenter networks might look like.

According to Project Natick’s website: “Natick is a codename and carries no special meaning. …

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Aaron W. Brooks

Attorney in Naperville, Illinois focusing on information technology, privacy, and security | awb@brooksfirm.law | 312.741.8042

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