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9/17, 3:51 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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US prepares measures to curb crypto ransomware attacks - report

The United States government is expected to introduce steps to stop ransomware attackers from using cryptocurrencies, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday, citing anonymous officials. The measures could include sanctions, although the sources did not specify whom they would target.

The report claimed the Department of Treasury could announce the measures next week. It will also "issue fresh guidance to businesses on the risks associated with facilitating ransomware payments, including fines and other penalties."

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