Ransomware Payments in 2021 Already Dwarfs Last Year’s Total, FinCEN Reports



“We have seen an aggressive sustained effort on ransomware the last few weeks from the administration that started even before the Suex designation,” Redbord, a former Treasury official, told CoinDesk in a statement. “We are rightfully seeing the most focus on hardening cyber defenses, and when it comes to crypto, we are seeing Treasury, DOJ, and others target the illicit parts of the crypto ecosystem rather than the overwhelmingly compliant industry itself.”


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