Article: Which domain name registrars and web hosting companies  support cybercrime web sites? Naming names

Online scams increase 1500% in the UK; tied to Brexit and Covid

Detroit: Four from Russia and Estonia plead guilty to running “bullet proof  hosting” for criminal groups which sent malware, ran botnets, and stole banking credentials  

Ransomware shuts down largest US oil pipeline

Biden signs executive order on cybersecurity

Notes and thoughts:  Has the time finally come to bring some real forces to bear on ransomware scams? Prosecutions have been exceedingly rare, and the harm continues to grow.   I don’t know if you saw this last week.  US forms new ransomware task force; sends 81 page report to White House. But I’d hope that a serious effort is in the works.

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