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Issue BriefAug 26, 2021
Countering ransomware: Lessons from aircraft hijacking
By Simon Handler, Emma Schroeder, Frances Schroeder, and Trey Herr
Ransomware has plagued organizations for more than a decade, but the last three years have experienced a surge in both the number of incidents and the ransoms demanded. To more effectively counter ransomware, the US government should develop a strategy that draws on lessons learned from addressing a surge in aircraft hijackings through the late 1960s and early 1970s.