Though ransomware attacks have become a widely known issue, most of the major attacks have been connected to Russian hacker groups rather than Iranian hackers.
The bill would virtually make all ransom payments outlawed without authorization, as hackers rarely demand payments below that figure.
"[W]e cannot rely only on traditional hiring tools to fill mission-critical vacancies," DHS Secretary Mayorkas said in a statement on Monday.
The department announced its latest measures to fight ransomware attacks during a Monday press briefing.
"It's not likely that this was specifically targeted at the NRA, the NRA just happened to get hit," said an intelligence analyst at a cybersecurity firm.
The creation of this new department serves as a product of Antony Blinken's belief that the country has entered a "fundamentally new era in global affairs."
REvil made headlines when it hacked the Colonial Pipeline in May, causing significant gasoline shortages.
The Hunt Valley, Maryland-based company owns or operates 21 regional sports network and owns, operates or provides services to 185 TV stations in 86 markets.
"The U.S. cannot continue to fight ransomware attacks with one hand tied behind our back," Rep. Deborah Ross said while announcing the Ransom Disclosure Act.
At the Intelligence & National Security Summit, General Paul Nakasone said he's launching an efforts to link U.S. adversaries to cyberattacks.
The HBCU is investigating the cyberattack with the FBI and Washington, D.C.'s city government.
A spokesperson said only that the key came from a "trusted third party" and the company would share it with all victims.
The extortionist claimed a terabyte of Saudi Aramco data had been hacked, with an offer for the data to be deleted posted on the dark web.
"The United States has long been concerned about the People's Republic of China's irresponsible and destabilizing behavior in cyberspace," the White House said.
Russian-linked hacking group REvil disappeared online on Tuesday after conducting a major ransomware attack July 2.
"It used to be that you had to be very technically adept to be a hacker, but the way the cyber market or cyber underground has evolved is a lot of those things have become services now," a U.S. military cyberwarfare officer told Newsweek.
America's rising crime rate and the future of policing are subjects of political debate, while police agencies across the nation face cyber threats.
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said that the Biden administration "will determine attribution and make a decision accordingly."
"Our team worked with Microsoft to conduct a review of our systems and after a thorough investigation, no RNC data was accessed," said RNC Chief of Staff Richard Walters.
"There is no way the numbers are as low as Kaseya is claiming," said Jake Williams, chief technical officer of a cybersecurity firm.
"Remember when President Biden gave Putin a list of things that were supposed to be off-limits for cyber attacks?" McCarthy wrote in his post. "What he SHOULD have said is that ALL American targets are off-limits."
"There's zero doubt in my mind that the timing here was intentional," cybersecurity researcher Jake Williams said.
"The dimension of cyber enables countries to operate and send a strong signal, but in a much more controlled way," Cybereason CEO Lior Div told Newsweek.
"It's almost like 'Minority Report,'" a U.S.military intelligence official told Newsweek, "where you can find a path of likely outcomes to build a reasonable conclusion, but unless a crime has been committed, it isn't a crime."
Americans now have more choices than ever before when it comes to upgrading their homes with the latest smart technology. However, recent security breaches across the nation have cybersecurity experts asking which products are worth the risk.
"It is the position of the U.S. government that we strongly discourage the payment of ransoms," said Eric Goldstein, a top cybersecurity official in the Department of Homeland Security.
The study by a cybersecurity company found that 80 percent of businesses that paid after a ransomware attack suffered a second attack.
"It's a moment of reckoning for our industry," Vasu Jakkal, Corporate Vice President for Microsoft Security, said. "(Solar Winds) was one of the most complex attacks we've seen, and that continues."
The CEO said that the company paid the ransom to prevent any negative impacts on restaurants, grocery stores and farmers.