Sign In

Communications of the ACM

ACM Opinion

There's a Better Way to Stop Ransomware Attacks

View as: Print Mobile App Share:
An illustration of various bitcoins with some marked as if submitted for evidence

The anonymous, poorly regulated nature of cryptocurrency provided tinder for the ransomware fire. At some point, we may have to consider depriving the inferno of fuel.

Ransomware attacks occur because criminals make money from them. If we make it harder to profit from such attacks, they will decrease. And the U.S. can make it harder.

By more aggressively regulating cryptocurrencies, the government can limit their use as an anonymous payment system for unlawful purposes.

From The New York Times
View Full Article


No entries found

Sign In for Full Access
» Forgot Password? » Create an ACM Web Account