Reporting a ransomware attack is important to help protect other potential victims and to get the proper authorities involved.
To report a ransomware attack, contact the local police, the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center, or the National Cyber Security Alliance. When reporting the attack, provide as much information as possible about the incident, including the type of ransomware, the date and time of the attack, the methods used to deliver the ransomware, and any other information that may be relevant. Additionally, provide the contact information of any individuals or organizations that are likely to be affected by the attack.
If the attack was conducted through a payment system, contact the payment provider as soon as possible. They may be able to help you recover any funds that were sent to the attacker.
If the attack was directed at a business, contact the company’s IT department and any other relevant personnel. They will be able to provide information about the attack and help you determine the best steps to take.
Finally, contact the organization’s insurance provider to see if the costs associated with the attack are covered.
Reporting a ransomware attack is an important step in protecting yourself and others from future attacks. By providing as much information as possible, you can help the authorities investigate the attack and prevent similar incidents from occurring in the future.