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The dynamics of the cybersecurity landscape have evolved significantly over the last thirty years. Today, we see hacker groups and ransomware syndicates forming strategic alliances with each other and even with nation-states. This collaboration enables them to share intelligence and resources, aiming to more effectively target a wide array of entities including businesses, utilities, government agencies, healthcare organizations, and school districts. In a concerted effort to counter these escalating threats, cybersecurity vendors are increasingly collaborating with law enforcement agencies. This includes notable work with Europol in Europe, as well as the FBI and National Security Agency (NSA) in the U.S. These alliances are crucial in identifying malicious actors, dismantling their growing threat networks, and impairing their capacity to initiate attacks.
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