Schumer announces plan to help fight ransomware attacks

WNYT Staff
Updated: September 19, 2019 07:23 PM
Created: September 19, 2019 05:57 PM

Senator Chuck Schumer says he has a plan to help protect schools and local governments from ransomware.

The city of Albany was hit by an attack earlier this year. It cost the city hundreds of thousands of dollars.


NewsChannel 13 spoke with the senator on Thursday via satellite. He's asking Congress to pass legislation that would allow the Department of Homeland Security to help state and local entities deal with hackers.

Schumer also wants to make sure the FBI has the resources to investigate attacks and find the hackers responsible.

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