FinCEN: Ransomware Payments in 2021 Already Dwarf Last Year’s Total

The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), the U.S. government’s financial crimes watchdog, said payments tied to ransomware attacks in 2021 are already exceeding 2020′s total, with more than $590 million in the first half of this year outstripping a 2020 total of $416 million. "The Hash" team discusses the latest development in the bitcoin narrative about criminal activity in crypto.

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