Google is set to announce plans to help the US government combat ransomware attacks, the Wall Street Journal reported.
The announcement comes as cybersecurity experts warn that the US faces a looming “Ransomware War,” where the threat of ransomware attacks is spreading and spreading.
According to the Journal, Google will work with the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to help protect government systems and the public from ransomware threats.
Google will use its massive user base in the US and around the world to help DHS “make the cybercrime situation a little bit less predictable, Google said in a blog post.”
The announcement marks the latest effort by Google to help governments combat ransomware, which is a growing problem across the world.
Google said it will also work with cybersecurity companies to help them identify, investigate, and fix the threats.
In the US, the FBI has been using Google to fight ransomware attacks.
Last month, the department announced that Google had been helping them identify and shut down ransomware attacks by the company, as well as other tech companies.