US Govt, industry push bitcoin regulation to fight ransomware scourge

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US Govt, industry push bitcoin regulation to fight ransomware scourge

Take aim at 'lifeblood' of operators.

US government and industry officials confronting an epidemic of ransomware, where hackers freeze the computers of a target and demand a payoff, are zeroing in on cryptocurrency regulation as the key to combating the scourge, sources familiar with the work of a public-private task force said. In ...

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