Ransomware task force calls for aggressive Bitcoin transaction tracing measures

Government and industry have teamed up to fight a major increase in ransomware, with a newly formed ransomware task force calling for new measures to more aggressively trace Bitcoin and crypto capital flows. The task force includes law enforcement including FBI and U.S. Secret Service agents working alongside representatives of leading security and tech firms. According to an April 29 report from Reuters citing anonymous sources from the Department of Justice’s task force, the group is calling for new guidelines designed to cut through the anonymity of digital asset transfers…

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