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Play ransomware gang tied to 300 attacks in 17 months

The Play ransomware gang, a threat group presumed to be exclusive and covert, targeted almost 300 organizations around the globe in 17 months. According to the FBI, the group has been notorious for the disruptive attacks on US municipal services and various businesses and critical infrastructures in North and South America, Europe, and Australia. The group invades networks by exploiting public-facing applications and stolen account credentials. Agencies recommend steps like rectifying exploited vulnerabilities, enabling multifactor authentication, ensuring regular updates, and conducting vulnerability assessments to mitigate the group’s ransomware.

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