Bitcoin Ransom Demands Skyrocket
Bloomberg discusses with Winston Krone how Bitcoin eased the way for ransomware attacks and how his firm, Kivu Consulting, has teams of multi-lingual investigators trained to negotiate with hackers or ensure clients aren’t dealing with a terrorist group, which can run afoul of U.S. laws.
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Winston Krone is the Global Managing Director of Kivu Consulting, an international technology firm specializing in the forensic response to data breaches and proactive IT security compliance and risk reduction. Kivu has a particular experience responding to cyber extortion attacks.