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New ransom tracker reveals how much bitcoin gangs have been paid

ZDNET: “A security expert has launched a site to keep a publicly trackable record of bitcoin payments to key ransomware gangs, such as REvil.  The site has been created by Jack Cable, a security researcher who works with the Krebs Stamos Group cyber consultancy and the US Defense Digital Service. The cyber insurance industry is likely to go mainstream and is a simple cost of doing business. Here are a few options to consider. The Ransomwhere site is an open, crowdsourced ransomware payment tracker, offering a breakdown of victim payments in bitcoin to wallets linked to a dozen major ransomware variants. The payment figures can be broken down by ‘all time’, this year, this month, and this week…”

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