White House Plans Ransomware Task Force: Report
The task force that will examine ways of limiting cryptocurrency payments in ransomware attacks.
The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee is adding another front in lawmakers’ crypto probe.
"Hackers with a history of working for the PRC Ministry of State Security (MSS) have engaged in ransomware attacks, cyber enabled extortion, crypto-jacking, and rank theft from victims around the world, all for financial gain," a White House press release said.
Hackers like their ransoms paid in bitcoin, but what if decentralized storage could wreck their mojo?
Blockchain analytics firm Elliptic tracks a small business being contacted by REvil ransomware attackers demanding $50,000 in crypto for a decryption tool.
It’s part of the White House’s new anti-ransomware push.