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Justice Department Seizes $2.3 Million In Cryptocurrency Ransom

The U.S. Department of Justice said Monday that it seized more than $2 million worth of ransom paid by Colonial Pipeline after the company was hacked last month.

Here & Now‘s Robin Young speaks with Meg King, director of the Science and Technology Innovation Program at the Wilson Center, about what this means for future ransomware attacks.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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