[SecurityWeek] 12 People Arrested Over Ransomware Attacks on Critical Infrastructure

Europol and Norwegian Police on Friday announced the arrests of 12 individuals suspected of being involved in ransomware attacks launched against companies around the world, including critical infrastructure organizations.

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