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Cryptocurrency extortion scheme targeted Seattle startup StormX, report says – GeekWire

Steven Nerayoff (second from right) tweeted the above photo of himself alongside StormX founder Simon Yu (third from right) and COO Arry Yu (second from left) in March 2018. “Great friends in blockchain are immutable!” he wrote in the caption. Nerayoff was arrested this week for extorting a company reportedly identified as StormX. (Photo via …

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Homeland Security initiative aimed at fighting ransomware ahead of 2020 election

The U.S. government is planning to launch a new program that will focus on protecting voter registration databases and systems from cyberattacks ahead of the 2020 presidential election. Reuters reported Tuesday that the new initiative, to be led by the U.S. Department on Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity Infrastructure Security Agency, stems from concern about ransomware attacks such as …

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