The administration of US President Joe Biden is going to tighten control over cryptocurrency transactions to counter hackers using ransomware viruses. On Wednesday, July 14, the agency reports. Bloomberg with reference to sources.
According to them, the American authorities are planning to “more closely monitor transfers” in cryptocurrency, which are carried out by companies, organizations and departments as a payment to hackers for the return of stolen information or access to computer systems.
It is clarified that for this purpose the White House has formed a special commission, which should deal with the suppression of the actions of hackers using ransomware viruses.
According to the agency, Ann Nyberger, Deputy Assistant to the President for National Security of the United States, said that the United States intends to work with allies to convince other countries “not to harbor hackers on their territory.” She stressed that at present there are no standards for cybersecurity for American businesses and Congress should start developing these rules.
Earlier, several American companies accused Russia of involvement in cyberattacks. So, on July 2, Bloomberg spoke about a cyberattack on the international IT company Kaseya with the use of a ransomware virus, in which Russian hackers could allegedly be involved.
Prior to that, on June 26, the American software corporation Microsoft recorded new cyberattacks by the allegedly Russian-based hacker group Nobelium. Russia has repeatedly denied Moscow’s involvement in any cyberattacks.