On 21 September, the US Treasury announced a set of actions focused on disrupting criminal networks and virtual currency exchanges responsible for laundering ransoms, encouraging improved cyber security across the private sector, and increasing incident and ransomware payment reporting to US Government agencies, including both US Treasury and law enforcement. Actions include OFAC designating of SUEX OTC, S.R.O. (SUEX), a virtual currency exchange, for its part in facilitating financial transactions for ransomware actors. OFAC also updated its Advisory on avoiding sanctions risks when facilitating ransomware payments.
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