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New ransomware task force wants more support for victims who don’t pay

A new government and industry coalition on Thursday put its weight behind a number of aggressive measures aimed at curbing ransomware, including financially supporting victims who refuse to pay attackers and making it easier to track cryptocurrency payments. The Ransomware Task Force, which is being spearheaded by the nonprofit Institute for Security and Technology, contains dozens of members from leading cybersecurity firms and government agencies…