US Agencies Announce Initiatives to Crack Down on Ransomware

TheRecord US Agencies Announce Initiatives To Crack Down On Ransomware

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency on Friday said it plans to convene a Joint Ransomware Task Force, while the Department of Justice announced it is launching two international initiatives aimed at tracking illegal cryptocurrency transfers and disrupting “top tier” cyber actors.

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