The United States continues to seek action against cyberattacks faced by large companies. The attackers wanted crypto money as a ransom for the return of the system after the cyberattack.
According to the news published today in the Wall Street Journal, the US is preparing to take some measures that make it difficult for attackers to obtain cryptocurrency payments made in cyberattacks that are spreading to Russia.
The United States Department of the Treasury is expected to announce a series of measures next week that will make these crypto payments more difficult. While no details have been shared about the content of the action to be taken, this action is seen as the first major effort by the Biden administration against these attacks.
The report at WSJ specifically stated that the Treasury will not suppress all cryptocurrency infrastructure to make these payments difficult, while the authorities are focusing on some concrete targets.
The ransomware had demanded Bitcoin as payment in its previous attacks. It is not known how the Biden administration will prevent these payments from falling into the hands of hackers.
While steps that will make it harder for these payments to fall into the hands of attackers are eagerly awaited, we see a busy schedule awaiting crypto investors next week.