US Treasury puts crypto industry on notice over rising ransomware attacks

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US Treasury puts crypto industry on notice over rising ransomware attacks

Payments climb to $795 million in first six months.

Suspected ransomware payments totaling US$590 million (A$795 million) were made in the first six months of this year, more than the US$416 million reported for the whole of 2020, US authorities said on Friday, as Washington put the cryptocurrency industry on alert about its role in combating ...

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