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CDCROP: The White House South Lawn, Washington DC, America (Joe Daniel Price/Getty Images)
White House Convenes Summit for Stopping the Spread of Ransomware
Among other moves, President Biden’s office plans to share information with partners about crypto wallets used for laundering extorted funds.
CDCROP: The White House South Lawn, Washington DC, America (Joe Daniel Price/Getty Images)

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US Treasury Blacklists Several More Bitcoin Addresses Allegedly Tied to Iran Ransomware Attacks
The sanctions watchdog agency added several bitcoin addresses allegedly used in ransomware attacks to its blacklist.
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US Extradites Alleged Crypto Money Launderer From Netherlands
Denis Mihaqlovic Dubnikov is scheduled to face a five-day jury trial beginning on Oct. 4
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US Rep. Josh Gottheimer Proposes $3M Boost to Treasury’s Crypto Crime-Fighting Unit
The amendment would increase funding to the Treasury’s Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence for blockchain analysis tools, training and investigative support.
CDCROP: U.S. Rep. Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ)

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US Justice Department Seizes $500K in Ransom Payments and Crypto From North Korean Hackers
Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco said the FBI has identified a new type of ransomware used by the state-sponsored hackers.
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Chainalysis CEO Michael Gronager (Danny Nelson)
Chainalysis Launches 24/7 Hotline for Crypto Crime Victims
Ransomware actors raked in all-time high of $731 million in crypto payments in 2021, and 2022 is on track to be another record year for crypto-enabled cyber crime.
Chainalysis CEO Michael Gronager (Danny Nelson)

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Ransomware Gang Extorted 725 BTC in One Attack, On-Chain Sleuths Find
The infamous Conti ring’s internal messages, leaked in February, served as a jumping-off point for a new transaction analysis by Crystal Blockchain.
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Truckers in Alberta on their way to the province's capital of Edmonton (Naomi Mckinney/Unsplash)
The Ramps Killing Bitcoin's Dissident Thesis
Why does crypto work for Russian ransomware, but it wasn't useful for the Ottawa truckers?
Truckers in Alberta on their way to the province's capital of Edmonton (Naomi Mckinney/Unsplash)

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Canadian Police Seize $28M in Bitcoin, Extradite Alleged Affiliate of Ransomware Gang
Sebastien Vachon-Desjardins is accused of carrying out dozens of ransomware attacks in 2020 – many of which were specifically targeted at the health care sector during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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US Agencies Seized Around $30M of Crypto Related to NetWalker Ransomware Last Year
The January 2021 seizure is the largest related to ransomware, according to blockchain research firm Chainalysis.
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