BBC reports on the new FBI strategy to combat cybercrime.
FBI instructed the US largest pipeline, Colonial, to pay $4.4 million hacker ransom in Bitcoin. The aim was to track the culprits. So far, $2.3 million of the payment is recovered.
In 2020, $350 million reported crypto ransom was paid (note: this is ONLY the REPORTED PAID ransom IN Bitcoin for ONE country in ONE year).
A rise of 311% in ONE year!
2021 is expected to be worse.
How much more devastation has to happen to enterprises, the economy and society before the focus changes to fix the underlying problem?
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